Echo

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.

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