Christina Rossetti

Biography of Christina Rossetti

Christina Rossetti was born on December 5th, 1830 in London. Rossetti was one of the most important female poets of her time. She was a beautiful girl who came from a family of poets, artists, and critics. Rossetti had a life somewhat based around heartbreak, and her closest friends were her brother's friends. She died on December 29th, 1894 of cancer.
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Echo By: Christina Rossetti

Come to me in the silence of the night;

Come in the speaking silence of a dream;

Come with soft rounded cheeks and eyes as bright

As sunlight on a stream;

Come back on tears,

O memory, hope, love of finished years.

Oh dream how sweet, too sweet, too bitter sweet,

Whose wakening should have been in Paradise,

Where souls brimful of love abide and meet;

Where thirsting longing eyes

Watch the slow door

That opening, letting in, lets out no more.

Yet come to me in my dreams, that I may live

My very life again tho' cold in death;

Come back to me in my dreams, that I may give

Pulse for pulse, breath for breath:

Speak low, lean low,

As long ago, my love, how long ago.

Echo by Christina Rossetti - Poetry Reading