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4TH MAY MORNING, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My carrier pigeon is a 'fancy' pigeon
Last Line: And give a kiss to dark-locked alice.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Kisses; Love; Pigeons


A BABY'S CRADLE WITH NO BABY IN IT, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI                Poet's Biography
Last Line: The baby waiting here
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death – Children


A BALLAD OF BODING, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There are sleeping dreams and waking dreams
Last Line: Yet kept high festival above sun and moon and star.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Life Choices; Monsters; Dreams; Sailing & Sailors


A BED OF FORGET-ME-NOTS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Is love so prone to change and rot
Last Line: This is forget-me-not and love.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Flowers; Love; Passion


A BETTER RESURRECTION, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have no wit, no words, no tears
Last Line: O jesus, drink of me.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Faith; Gays & Lesbians; Jesus Christ; Pain; Belief; Creed; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men; Suffering; Misery


A BIRD SONG, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It's a year almost that I have not seen her
Last Line: To build this weather one nest together.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Swallows


A BIRD'S-EYE-VIEW, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Croak, croak, croak
Last Line: Remember, black and lonely.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


A BIRTHDAY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My heart is like a singing bird
Last Line: Is come, my love is come to me.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Birthdays; Happiness; Love; Love - Marital; Poetry & Poets; Joy; Delight; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love


A BOUTS-RIMES SONNET, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: So I grew half delirious and quite sick
Last Line: Creature had love for me, and others spite.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Life; Sickness; Sleep; Dead, The; Illness


A BRIDE SONG, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Through the vales to my love
Last Line: O my love.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Brides; Marriage; Wedding Song; Weddings; Husbands; Wives; Epithalamium


A BRUISED REED SHALL HE NOT BREAK', by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I will accept thy will to do and be
Last Line: I do not deprecate
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ; Wills


A BUNDLE OF MYRRH IS MY WELL-BELOVED UNTO ME', by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thy cross cruciferous
Last Line: Thy cross cruciferous
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Good Friday; Crucifixion, The


A BURDEN, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They lie at rest asleep and dead
Last Line: Hallelujah, amen.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): My Old Friends
Subject(s): Death; Dreams; Friendship; Life; Love; Dead, The; Nightmares


A CANDLEMAS DIALOGUE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Love brought me down
Last Line: And work thy will.'
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Candlemas


A CASTLE-BUILDER'S WORLD, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Unripe harvest there hath none to reap it
Last Line: Shades of bodies without souls.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Soul; Emptiness; Desolation


A CHEERFUL SAGE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: And tak'n his wage
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death


A CHILL, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What can lambkins do
Last Line: Found for me!
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): The Lampkins
Subject(s): Cold; Sleep


A CHILL BLANK WORLD, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI                Poet's Biography
First Line: A chill blank world. Yet over the utmost sea
Last Line: Forget not my life, o my lord, forget not my death
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): God; Prayer; Mortality


A CHILLY NIGHT, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I rose at the dead of night
Last Line: And I was indeed alone.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Ghosts; Moon; Mothers; Night; Supernatural; Bedtime


A CHRISTMAS CAROL (1), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the bleak mid-winter
Last Line: Give my heart.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): My Gift
Subject(s): Christmas Carols; Christmas Gifts; Jesus Christ; Religion; Theology


A CHRISTMAS CAROL (2), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Before the paling of the stars
Last Line: To hail the king of glory.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Christmas Carols


A CHRISTMAS CAROL (ON THE STROKE OF MIDNIGHT), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thank god, thank god, we do believe
Last Line: Firstborn of god and heir of heaven.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Christmas; Jesus Christ; Praise; Religion; Nativity, The; Theology


A CHRISTMAS CAROL FOR MY GRANDCHILDREN, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The shepherds had an angel
Last Line: Through all the heavenly height.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Christmas Carols; Grandchildren; Magi; Grandsons; Granddaughters


A CHURCHYARD SONG OF PATIENT HOPE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All tears done away with the bitter unquiet sea
Last Line: Beloved to the end?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Hope; Optimism


A COUNSEL, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh weep for the glory departed
Last Line: And have paradise.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Heaven; Hope; Dead, The; Paradise; Optimism


A DAUGHTER OF EVE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A fool I was to sleep at noon
Last Line: I sit alone with sorrow.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


A DEATH OF A FIRST-BORN (JANUARY 14, 1892), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: One young life lost, two happy young lives blighted
Last Line: Shall rise up of the just.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Grief; Jesus Christ; Life; Dead, The; Sorrow; Sadness


A DIRGE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Why were you born when the snow was falling?
Last Line: For sweet things dying.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Flowers; Spring; Dead, The


A DREAM, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh for my love, my only love
Last Line: Most near altho' most far away.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Dreams; Faith; Love; Tears; Nightmares; Belief; Creed


A DUMB FRIEND, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I planted a young tree when I was young
Last Line: In shade the cypress weaves.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Seasons; Tears; Trees


A FAIR WORLD THOUGH A FALLEN', by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You tell me that the world is fair, in spite
Last Line: Thy cross cruciferous
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Longing; Comfort


A FISHER'S-WIFE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The soonest mended, nothing said
Last Line: And he and I so far apart!
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Fish & Fishing; Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


A FROG'S FATE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Contemptuous of his home beyond
Last Line: Is the one frog we dwell upon.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): The Frog
Subject(s): Animals; Frogs


A HARVEST, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O gate of death, of the blessed night
Last Line: Then for evermore.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Harvest


A HEAVY HEART, IF EVER HEART WAS HEAVY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Ah blessed heaviness if such they be!
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Grief; God


A HELPMEET FOR HIM, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Woman was made for man's delight
Last Line: Woman was made.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Women


A HOPE CAROL, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A night was near, a day was near
Last Line: I long to see.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Hope; Optimism


A HOPELESS CASE (NYDIA), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All night I dream of that which cannot be
Last Line: Shut in from cold and wind and storm of rain.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Dreams; Hearts; Sleep; Nightmares


A HYMN FOR CHRISTMAS DAY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The shepherds watch their flocks by night
Last Line: The offspring of this world below.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Christmas; Religion; Shepherds & Shepherdesses; Nativity, The; Theology


A LIFE'S PARALLELS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Never on this side of the grave again
Last Line: Ever.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Consolation


A MARTYR, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It is over the horrible pain
Last Line: Shall I joy with her joy in the end?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Happiness; Martyrs; Sleep; Dead, The; Joy; Delight


A MARTYR: THE VIGIL OF THE FEAST, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Inner not outer, without gnash of teeth
Last Line: Shorten the race and lift me to the goal.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ; Martyrs


A MOTHER'S SONG, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Love me, - I love you
Last Line: Love me,--I love you.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Sing-song; A Nursery Rhyme Book: 2
Subject(s): Mothers


A NIGHTMARE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have a friend in ghostland
Last Line: See a secret I must keep.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): A Coast-nightmare
Subject(s): Death; Ghosts; Sea; Soul; Supernatural; Dead, The; Ocean


A PAUSE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They made the chamber sweet with flowers and leaves
Last Line: Put on a glory, and my soul expand.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Fidelity; Flowers; Love; Soul; Faithfulness; Constancy


A PEAL OF BELLS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Strike the bells wantonly
Last Line: His death is full, and mine begun.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Bells; Death; Dead, The


A POOR OLD DOG, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Pity the sorrows of a poor old dog
Last Line: Spare, and be spared: -- or who shall plead for thee?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): A Word For The Dumb
Subject(s): Animals; Pity


A PORTRAIT, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She gave up beauty in her tender youth
Last Line: To raise it with the saints in paradise.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Women


A PRAYER, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Clother of the lily, feeder of the sparrow
Last Line: Hallowed bed according to thy word. Amen.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): They Toil Not Neither Do They Spin
Subject(s): Prayer


A PRODIGAL SON, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Does that lamp still burn in my father's house
Last Line: "grant me, father, a servant's place."
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


A RING POSY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Jess and jill are pretty girls
Last Line: Yet even there I lead the way.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Love


A ROSE PLANT IN JERICHO, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: At morn I plucked a rose and gave it thee
Last Line: Yea, give thy very self to me.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Flowers; Jericho; Roses


A ROUNDEL SEEMS TO FIT A ROUND OF DAYS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: In building up, all poets to amaze
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Roundels; Poetry & Poets


A ROYAL PRINCESS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I, a princess, king-descended, deckt with jewels, gilded, drest
Last Line: I, if I perish, perish: in the name of god I go.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Poverty; Women


A SICK CHILD'S MEDITATION, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Pain and weariness, aching eyes and head
Last Line: Annulled them all without distinction.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Children; Jesus Christ; Love; Meditation; Pain; Sickness; Childhood; Suffering; Misery; Illness


A SKETCH, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The blindest buzzard that I know
Last Line: Where? What? And turn away.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Blindness; Eyes; Visually Handicapped


A SMILE AND A SIGH, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A smile because the nights are short
Last Line: We live who would be dying.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Time


A SONG FOR THE LEAST OF ALL SAINTS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Love is the key of life and death
Last Line: And I love thee.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


A SONG OF FLIGHT, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: While we slumber and sleep
Last Line: And home lies beyond the stars and the sea.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Flight; Flying


A SORROWFUL SIGH OF A PRISONER, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lord, comest thou to me
Last Line: The place to lay thy head!
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): God; Grief; Hearts; Prisons & Prisoners; Sorrow; Sadness


A SOUL; A STUDY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She stands as pale as parian statues stand
Last Line: Her face and will athirst against the light.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Spiritual Life; Statues; Women; Women & Religion


A SUMMER WISH, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Live all thy sweet life through
Last Line: Cool with refreshing dew.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Summer; Wishes


A TESTIMONY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I said of laughter: it is vain
Last Line: Witnessed that all are vanity.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Mortality; Vanity


A TRIAD, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Three sang of love together
Last Line: All on the threshold, yet all short of life.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Love


A TRUE STORY (CONTINUED), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In this great city now the haunt
Last Line: Where purest love they feel;
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Love; Nature; Rome, Italy


A VAIN SHADOW, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The world, - what a world, ah me
Last Line: As what is and passes away.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Earth; Vanity


A WINTRY SONNET, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A robin said: the spring will never come
Last Line: Dimpled his blue, yet thirsted evermore.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Winter


A WISH, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I wish I were a little bird
Last Line: That springs again no more.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Hope; Memory; Wishes; Optimism


A YAWN, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I grow so weary; is it death?
Last Line: They live and die and so pass by.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Arks; Death; Earth; Sea; Dead, The; World; Ocean


A YEAR AFTERWARDS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Things are so changed since last we met
Last Line: And the same stars and silent sky.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Flowers; Graves; Heaven; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Paradise


A YEAR'S WINDFALLS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On the wind of january
Last Line: Brings back the snow.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): January


ACME, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sleep, unforgotten sorrow, sleep awhile
Last Line: The toughest oak groans long but rends at length.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Grief; Pain; Sleep; Tears; Sorrow; Sadness; Suffering; Misery


ADVENT (1), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This advent moon shines cold and clear
Last Line: My fair one, come away.'
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Advent


ADVENT (2), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come,' thou dost say to angels
Last Line: And we will answer, 'come.'
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Advent


ADVENT (3), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Earth grown old, yet still so green
Last Line: Earth grown old.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Advent
Subject(s): Advent; Christmas; Nativity, The


ADVENT SUNDAY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Behold, the bridegroom cometh
Last Line: To meet him in a rapture with a shout.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Advent


AFTER ALL, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I thought your search was over. So I thought
Last Line: "and sigh indeed for home in banishment."" --"
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): A Discovery
Subject(s): Seeking; Home; Peace; Heaven


AFTER COMMUNION, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Why should I call thee lord, who art my god
Last Line: How will it be with me in time of love?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Eucharist; Jesus Christ; Communion


AFTER DEATH, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The curtains were half drawn, the floor was swept
Last Line: To know he still is warm tho' I am cold.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Mourning; Dead, The; Bereavement


AFTER THIS THE JUDGEMENT, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As eager homebound traveller to the goal
Last Line: Thy life then ransomed mine, my god, my god!
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ; Pilgrimages & Pilgrims


AFTERWARD HE REPENTED, AND WENT, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lord, when my heart was whole I kept it back
Last Line: And answer 'give it me.'
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Forgiveness; God; Sin


AH LORD, LORD, IF MY HEART WERE RIGHT WITH THINE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: With us long sought, long loved, to me:and much forgiven
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Heaven; Jesus Christ


ALAS, ALAS! FOR THE SELF-DESTROYED, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: For a fulness emptied into the void
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Destruction; Saints


ALL BENEATH THE SUN HASTETH, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: All hopeful, day is nearing
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Nature; Hope


ALL FLESH IS GRASS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: So brief a life, and then an endless life
Last Line: "dies away ""alas!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Transience; Grief


ALL HEAVEN IS BLAZING YET, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: O hope deferred, hope still
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Heaven; Indecision; Hope


ALL NIGHT I DREAM YOU LOVE ME WELL, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Or never doubt again
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Dreams; Reality


ALL SAINTS (1), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They have brought gold and spices to my king
Last Line: For lo! His banner over thee is love.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Hearts; Love; Religion; Saints; Singing & Singers; Theology


ALL SAINTS (2), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As grains of sand, as stars, as drops of dew
Last Line: Where god makes glad his saints, for god is love.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Saints


ALL SAINTS (3), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They are flocking from the east
Last Line: And praise in mouth.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ; Saints


ALL SAINTS: MARTYRS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once slain for him who first was slain for them
Last Line: One god, the father, son, and holy ghost.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Martyrs


ALL THINGS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Jesus alone: - if thus it were to me
Last Line: Some time below till timeless time above.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Jesus Alone
Subject(s): Jesus Christ; Love


ALL THINGS WAIT UPON THEE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Innocent eyes not ours
Last Line: As queens of kings.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): These All Wait Upon Thee
Subject(s): Animals


ALL THY WORKS PRAISE THEE, O LORD; A PROCESSIONAL OF CREATION, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I all-creation sing my song of praise
Last Line: Praise god, praise god, praise god, his creature saith.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Animals; Creation


ALLELUIA! OR ALAS! MY HEART IS CRYING, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Life descending soon to be ascending
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Grief; Heaven


ALONE LORD GOD, IN WHOM OUR TRUST AND PEACE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Love offering love on love's self-feeding fire
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): God; Worship


ALONG THE HIGHROAD THE WAY IS TOO LONG, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: On me, for the broad light of many suns
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Walking; Friendship


AMEN, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It is over. What is over
Last Line: And my garden teem with spices.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Harvest; Wheat; Death


AMOR MUNDI, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh where are you going with your love-locks flowing
Last Line: "this downhill path is easy, but there's no turning back."
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Earth; World


AN AFTERTHOUGHT, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh lost garden paradise
Last Line: And the blessed door made fast.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Adam & Eve; Bible; Death; Heaven; Love; Peace; Dead, The; Paradise


AN ALPHABET, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A is the alphabet, a at its head
Last Line: Or zebu, or zoophyte, seen at the zoo.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse


AN ANSWER; FRAGMENT, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To make it glad with a goodly crop
Last Line: Repaying the blood that fed the soil.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Fruit; Harvest; Trees


AN APPLE GATHERING, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I plucked pink blossoms from mine apple-tree
Last Line: Fell fast I loitered still.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Apple Trees; Trees


AN EASTER CAROL, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Spring bursts today
Last Line: Angels and men and birds and everything.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Easter; Holidays; Jesus Christ; The Resurrection


AN ECHO FROM WILLOW-WOOD, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Two gazed into a pool, he gazed and she
Last Line: So those hearts joined, and ah were parted so.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Farewell; Love; Parting


AN END, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Love, strong as death, is dead
Last Line: In the long ago.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


AN EXCEEDING BITTER CRY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Contempt and pangs and haunting fears
Last Line: Would raise thy praises now!
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


AN IMMURATA SISTER, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Life flows down to death; we cannot bind
Last Line: Thou whole burnt-offering!
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


AN OCTOBER GARDEN, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In my autumn garden I was fain
Last Line: A rose to me though at the fall.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening


AN OLD-WORLD THICKET, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Awake or sleeping (for I know not which)
Last Line: Still journeying toward the sunset and their rest.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


AND NOW WHY TARRIEST THOU, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lord, grant us grace to mount by steps of grace
Last Line: In thee our all.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


AND THERE WAS NO MORE SEA, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Voices from above and from beneath
Last Line: Accounting love thy lot and love thine end.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


ANNIE (1), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Annie is fairer than her kith
Last Line: For many a weary day.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Beauty; Grief; Hearts; Love; Tears; Sorrow; Sadness


ANNIE (2), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It's not for earthly bread, annie
Last Line: To dwell in paradise.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Flowers; Heaven; Life; Love; Roses; Paradise


ANOTHER SPRING, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If I might see another spring
Last Line: Be glad to-day and sing.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Spring


ANTIPAS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hidden from the darkness of our mortal sight
Last Line: Wishless in the sanctuary of christ's embrace.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jerusalem


ARE THEY NOT ALL MINISTERING SPIRITS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lord, whomsoever thou shalt send to me
Last Line: For me as I for thee?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


ARE YE NOT MUCH BETTER THAN THEY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The twig sprouteth
Last Line: Till the awful day of mowing.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


ARIADNE TO THESEUS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sunlight to the river
Last Line: Be mine the sad alloy!
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of; Pain; Theseus; Unfaithfulness; Suffering; Misery; Infidelity; Adultery; Inconstancy


AS A KING -- UNTO THE KING', by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Love doth so grace and dignify
Last Line: If we should come to love this world too much?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): God; Hearts


AS COLD WATERS TO A THIRSTY SOUL, SO IS GOOD NEWS FROM A FAR COUNTRY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Golden-haired, lily-white
Last Line: Yea, thus they joyed who now are overjoyed.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jerusalem


AS DYING, AND BEHOLD WE LIVE!, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: As dying
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death


AS FROTH ON THE FACE OF THE DEEP, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: O my god, unto thee
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): God


AS THE APPLE TREE AMONG THE TREES OF THE WOOD, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As one red rose in a garden where all other roses are white
Last Line: Chief and centre of all, in fellowship yet alone.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


AS THE DOVE, WHICH FOUND NO REST, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: In a grave
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Noah (Bible); Doves; Heaven


AS THE DOVES TO THEIR WINDOWS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They throng from the east and the west
Last Line: They throng.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


AS THE SPARKS FLY UPWARDS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lord, grant us wills to trust thee with such aim
Last Line: Or face the vision beatifical.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


AS THY DAYS, SO SHALL THY STRENGTH BE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Day that hath no tinge of night
Last Line: Patient by the way.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


ASCENSION DAY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When christ went up to heaven
Last Line: Is that his cloud?'
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Ascension Day


ASCENSION EVE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O lord almighty who hast formed us weak
Last Line: We may pursue thy steps, lord jesus christ.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Ascension Day


ASH WEDNESDAY (1), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Jesus, do I love thee
Last Line: Love me and make me love thee.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Ash Wednesday


ASH WEDNESDAY (2), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My god, my god, have mercy on my sin
Last Line: To tell it in.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Ash Wednesday; Repentance; Penitence


AT HOME, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When I was dead, my spirit turned
Last Line: That tarrieth but a day.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Ghosts; Gays & Lesbians; Supernatural; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


AT LAST, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Many have sung of love a root of bane
Last Line: Purchased, but at the cost of all things here.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


AT SET OF SUN, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: One step more and the race is ended
Last Line: And sets the sun.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Septuagesima


AT THE GOAL, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who would wish back the saints upon our rough
Last Line: Of rest, and good the sleep I took'?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Immortality


AUTUMN (1), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Care flieth / hope and fear together
Last Line: In blank autumn who could speak of love?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Autumn; Fear; Hope; Love; Seasons; Fall; Optimism


AUTUMN (2), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I dwell alone -- I dwell alone, alone
Last Line: And lonesome, very lonesome, is my strand.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Solitude; Loneliness


AUTUMN VIOLETS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Keep love for youth, and violets for the spring
Last Line: A grateful ruth tho' gleaning scanty corn.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Flowers; Love; Violets


AWAKE THOU THAT SLEEPEST, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The night is far spent, the day is at hand
Last Line: The night is far spent, the day is at hand.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


BABYLON THE GREAT, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Foul is she and ill-favoured, set askew
Last Line: And she amid her pomp are set on fire.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


BALLAD, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Soft white lamb in the daisy meadow
Last Line: In the nest of paradise.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Flowers; Kisses


BALM IN GILEAD, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Heartsease I found, where love - lies bleeding
Last Line: Heartsease I found.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


BEAUTIFUL FOR SITUATION, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A lovely city in a lovely land
Last Line: Faint yet pursuing, home on tireless feet.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jerusalem


BEAUTY IS VAIN, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: While roses are so red
Last Line: And hide her away in a shroud.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Beauty; Vanity


BECAUSE HE FIRST LOVED US, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I was hungry, and thou feddest me
Last Line: Half I keep for thee.'
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


BECAUSE THY LOVE HATH SOUGHT ME, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: And shall not mine crave back for thine?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): God; Worship


BEFORE THE THRONE, AND BEFORE THE LAMB, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As the voice of many waters all saints sing as one
Last Line: As the voice of many waters all saints sing.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


BEHOLD A SHAKING', by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Man rising to the doom that shall not err
Last Line: Of happy heaven, his sheep home to the pen
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Heaven; God; Death


BEHOLD THE MAN, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Shall christ hang on the cross, and we not look
Last Line: And fire and fasts and tearful night watches.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


BEHOLD, I STAND AT THE DOOR AND KNOCK', by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who standeth at the gate? - a woman old
Last Line: And now at length thy sorrow is too late
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Kindness; Cruelty; Charity; Faith; Sin


BEHOLD, IT WAS VERY GOOD, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All things are fair, if we had eyes to see
Last Line: All things are fair.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


BELOVED, LET US LOVE ONE ANOTHER, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Beloved, let us love
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Love; Eagles; Doves


BETTER SO, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fast asleep, mine own familiar friend
Last Line: "of rest, and good the sleep I took"" --?"
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Faith; Life; Pain; Sleep; Soul; Dead, The; Belief; Creed; Suffering; Misery


BIRCHINGTON CHURCH-YARD, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A lowly hill which overlooks a flat
Last Line: Silent and neither swift nor slow.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Churchyards; Rossetti, Dante Gabriel (1828-1882)


BIRD OR BEAST, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Did any bird come flying
Last Line: Were preachers sent from god.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


BIRD RAPTURES, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sunrise wakes the lark to sing
Last Line: Leave us to-night the nightingale.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Birds; Dawn; Sunrise


BIRDS OF PARADISE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Golden-winged, silver-winged
Last Line: The paradise of god.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Paradise: In A Symbol
Subject(s): Birds; Heaven; Jesus Christ; Singing & Singers; Paradise


BITTER FOR SWEET, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Summer is gone with all its roses
Last Line: And the last buds cease blowing.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Autumn; Flowers; Seasons; Winter; Fall


BLESSED AND HOLY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Yea, blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection!
Last Line: Yea, blessed and holy is he.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


BOOKS IN THE RUNNING BROOKS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It is enough, enough, one said
Last Line: To the purple west.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Books; Flowers; Nature; Reading


BOY JOHNNY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If you'll busk you as a bride
Last Line: O boy johnny.'
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


BRANDON'S BOTH, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh fair, milly brandon, a young maid
Last Line: And if it is no more a flower I love it as a thorn.'
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


BROTHER BRUIN, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A dancing bear grotesque and funny
Last Line: The hard old man may have repented.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Animals; Bears


BUDS AND BABIES, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A million buds are born that never blow
Last Line: Or all in vain was good.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


BURIAL ANTHEM, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Flesh of our flesh, bone of our bone
Last Line: Beside that river blest.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Funerals; Hearts; Pain; Soul; Burials; Suffering; Misery


BURIED, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou sleepest where the lilies fade
Last Line: The snow upon thy bosom.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Flowers; Lilies; Soul; Dead, The


BURY HOPE OUT OF SIGHT, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Alive in death's eyes
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Hope; Death; Mortality


BUT THY COMMANDMENT IS EXCEEDING BROAD, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once again to wake, nor wish to sleep
Last Line: Once again.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


BY THE SEA, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Why does the sea moan evermore?
Last Line: Without a pang, and so pass by.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


BY THE WATER, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There are rivers lapsing down
Last Line: And ah, where is my friend? --
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): River Thames
Subject(s): Flowers; Friendship; Lilies; Thames (River)


BY THE WATERS OF BABYLON, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: O daughter of babylon
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Babylonian Exodus


BY THE WATERS OF BABYLON (B.C. 570), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here, where I dwell, I waste to skin and bone
Last Line: And end me as a tale ends that is told.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Psalm 137. By The Waters Of Babylon
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


BY WAY OF REMEMBRANCE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Remember, if I claim too much of you
Last Line: Have borne you in their arms and fetched you hence.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


CALLED TO BE SAINTS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The lowest place. Ah, lord how steep and high
Last Line: Waits there prepared for it.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


CAN I KNOW IT?, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Can I know it? -- nay
Last Line: None will say thee nay.'
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


CANNOT SWEETEN', by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If that's water you wash your hands in
Last Line: Dropping dropping dropping on it
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Blood; Sin; Deception


CARDINAL NEWMAN ('IN THE GRAVE, WHITHER THOU GOEST'), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O weary champion of the cross, lie still
Last Line: Thy best its best, please god, thy best its best.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): God; Love; Newman, John Henry, Cardinal (1801-1890)


CHANGING CHIMES, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It was not warning that our fathers lacked
Last Line: Amen.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


CHARITY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I praised the myrtle and the rose
Last Line: In charity.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Beauty; Charity; Love; Sun; Philanthropy


CHARITY NEVER FAILETH, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Such is love, it comforts in extremity
Last Line: Such is love.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Charity; Philanthropy


CHARON, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In my cottage near the styx
Last Line: Charon, cerberus, and co.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Charon; Death; Ferry Boats; Styx (River); Dead, The


CHILD'S TALK IN APRIL, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I wish you were a pleasant wren
Last Line: And build our happy nest again.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Birds; Wrens


CHRISTIAN AND JEW; A DIALOGUE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh happy, happy land!
Last Line: Let life begin.'
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Christianity; Jews; Judaism


CHRISTMAS CAROL: 1, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Whoso hears a chiming for christmas at the nighest
Last Line: Life is good, and death is good, for christ is best.'
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Christmas Carols


CHRISTMAS CAROL: 2, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A holy heavenly chime
Last Line: For christ is born a king.'
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Christmas Carols


CHRISTMAS CAROL: 3, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lo! New born jesus
Last Line: To one and all.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Christmas Carols


CHRISTMAS DAY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A baby is a harmless thing
Last Line: Carol we and worship we.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Christmas; Nativity, The


CHRISTMAS EVE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Christmas hath darkness
Last Line: Brought for us so low.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Christmas; Nativity, The


COBWEBS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It is a land with neither night nor day
Last Line: No future hope, nor fear for evermore.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Nothingness; Nihilism; Voids


COME UNTO ME, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh for the time gone by when thought of christ
Last Line: And love is christ, and christ is all in all.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


CONFLUENTS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As rivers seek the sea
Last Line: Thee at last?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


CONSIDER, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Consider / the lilies of the field whose bloom is brief
Last Line: To do us good.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ; Religion; Theology


CONSIDER THE LILIES OF THE FIELD (1), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Solomon most glorious in array
Last Line: Thou who gatherest lilies, gather us and wear.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Flowers; Lilies


CONSIDER THE LILIES OF THE FIELD (2), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Flowers preach to us if we will hear
Last Line: To nourish one small seed.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Environment; Fields; Flowers; Lilies; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation; Pastures; Meadows; Leas


CONVERSION OF ST.PAUL, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O blessed paul elect to grace
Last Line: When at the goal he welcomes thee?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Conversion; Paul, Saint (1st Century); Saul Of Tarsus


COR MIO, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Still sometimes in my secret heart of hearts
Last Line: Like summer, rouse one day the slumbering sense?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Flowers; Friendship; Hearts; Roses; Seasons


CORYDON'S LAMENT AND RESOLUTION, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have wept and I have sighed
Last Line: Nor one tear for chloe shed.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Grief; Lament; Love; Marriage; Tears; Sorrow; Sadness; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


COUNTERBLAST ON PENNY TRUMPET, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If mr. Bright retiring does not please
Last Line: As others see us!
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Bright, John (1811-1889); Forgiveness; Gladstone, William Ewart (1809-1898); Law & Lawyers; Clemency


COUPLET (1), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come cheer up, my lads, 'tis to glory we steer!
Last Line: As the soldier remarked whose post lay in the rear.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Soldiers


COUPLET (2), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Faith and hope are wings to love
Last Line: Silver wings to golden dove.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Faith; Hope; Love; Belief; Creed; Optimism


COUSIN KATE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I was a cottage-maiden
Last Line: To wear his coronet.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Love


CRIED OUT WITH TEARS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lord, I believe, help thou mine unbelief
Last Line: Thou face to face with me and eye to eye.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


DARKNESS AND LIGHT ARE BOTH ALIKE TO THEE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Then I would flee away to rest with thee
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Worship; Heaven


DAY AND NIGHT THE ACCUSER MAKES NO PAUSE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: And the worm that gnaws
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Salvation


DAY DREAMS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Gazing through her chamber window
Last Line: While I wondered what she meant.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Reflection'
Subject(s): Longing; Love; Peace; Soul


DAYS OF VANITY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A dream that waketh
Last Line: Such is life that dieth.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Vanity


DE PROFUNDIS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh why is heaven built so far
Last Line: And catch at hope.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


DEAD BEFORE DEATH, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ah! Changed and cold, how changed and very cold
Last Line: So cold and lost for ever evermore.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


DEAD HOPE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hope newborn one pleasant morn
Last Line: No not in heaven.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Hope; Optimism


DEAR ANGELS AND DEAR DISEMBODIED SAINTS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: To rise and run and rest in paradise
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Saints; Angels; Heaven; Jesus Christ; Worship


DEATH, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The grave-worm revels now
Last Line: It is the second birth.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Beauty; Death; Grief; Hearts; Life; Dead, The; Sorrow; Sadness


DEATH IS SWALLOWED UP IN VICTORY', by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tell me: doth it not grieve thee to lie here
Last Line: I shall lie safe at rest and freed from care
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Transience; Death; God; Heaven; Rest


DEATH WATCHES, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The spring spreads one green lap of flowers
Last Line: And pale the star-lights follow.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


DEATH'S CHILL BETWEEN, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Chide not: let me breathe a little
Last Line: For he is not come again.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


DESPAIR, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Up rose the moon in glory
Last Line: "a bringing in the light."
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Despair; Love - Loss Of; Moon; Night; Stars; Bedtime


DESPISED AND REJECTED, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My sun has set, I dwell
Last Line: The mark of blood for evermore.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ; Religion; Theology


DITTY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Watch with me, men, women, and children dear
Last Line: I, love, am thine; thou, lord my god, art mine.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


DIVINE AND HUMAN PLEADING, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I would the saints could hear our prayers
Last Line: "as I was, so thou art."
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Life; Prayer; Saints; Tears


DO THIS, AND HE DOETH IT, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Content to come, content to go
Last Line: Each in his place.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


DOETH WELL -- DOETH BETTER, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My love whose heart is tender said to me
Last Line: My love whose heart is tender.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


DOST THOU NOT CARE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I love and love not: lord, it breaks my heart
Last Line: Do I not live for thee? Leave me to-morrow.'
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


DOWNCAST, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: These roses are as perfect as of old
Last Line: The very fountain of delight is dry.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


DREAM LAND, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where sunless rivers weep
Last Line: Her perfect peace.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


DREAM-LOVE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Young love lies sleeping
Last Line: Return to nestle here.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Love


EARTH AND HEAVEN, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Water calmly flowing
Last Line: In heaven is love.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Earth; Heaven; Love; Soul; World; Paradise


EARTH HAS CLEAR CALL OF DAILY BELLS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: And air vibrates with coming chimes
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Bells


EASTER DAY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Words cannot utter
Last Line: Christ's day and ours.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Easter; Holidays; The Resurrection


EASTER EVEN (1), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The tempest over and gone, the calm begun
Last Line: The shaking and the breath.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Easter; Holidays; The Resurrection


EASTER EVEN (2), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There is nothing more that they can do
Last Line: And with him bring his sheaves.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Easter; Holidays; Jesus Christ; The Resurrection


EASTER MONDAY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Out in the rain a world is growing green
Last Line: Let us wax and wane.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Christianity; Easter; Holidays; The Resurrection


EASTER MORNING, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sun arises from the sea
Last Line: For ever and for ever.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Easter; Holidays; Morning; Nature; Religion; The Resurrection; Theology


EASTER TUESDAY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Together with my dead body shall they arise
Last Line: Together with my dead body shall they.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Easter; Holidays; The Resurrection


ECHO, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come to me in the silence of the night
Last Line: As long ago, my love, how long ago.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Love; Love - Nature Of


ELEANOR, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Cherry-red her mouth was
Last Line: Joyfully borne along.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Beauty; Singing & Singers; Women


ELLEN MIDDLETON, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Raise me; undraw the curtain; that is well
Last Line: Whose faith was hidden and whose love was vain.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Faith; Life; Love; Dead, The; Belief; Creed


EMBERTIDE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I saw a saint - how canst thou tell that he
Last Line: Lo, I, with the child god hath given to me!'
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


EN ROUTE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wherefore art thou strange
Last Line: Dear land, take my tears.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Farewell; Italy; Parting; Italians


ENDURANCE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Yes, I too could face death and never shrink
Last Line: Thousands taste the full cup; who drains the lees? --
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Life; Pain; Sleep; Dead, The; Suffering; Misery


ENDURE HARDNESS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A cold wind stirs the blackthorn
Last Line: That I am thine.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Consolation


ENRICA, 1865, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She came among us from the south
Last Line: Deep at our deepest, strong and free.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Women


EPIPHANY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lord babe, if thou art he
Last Line: Come, worship christ together.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Worship


EPIPHANYTIDE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Trembling before thee we fall down to adore thee
Last Line: Heart and soul and spirit -- to bring all and worship thee.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


EPITAPH, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A slave yet wearing on my head a crown
Last Line: I fell a victim to the jealous turk.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Epitaphs; Slavery; Tears; Serfs


ESCAPE TO THE MOUNTAIN, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I peered within, and saw a world of sin
Last Line: Lord, make me such as they.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


ETERNAL LOVE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Piteous my rhyme is
Last Line: Is all in all then.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Love - Nature Of; Poetry & Poets


EVA, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Yes, I loved him all too well
Last Line: Ye may meet at length in heaven.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Grief; Love; Sin; Tears; Sorrow; Sadness


EVE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: While I sit at the door, / sick to gaze within
Last Line: His tongue out with its fork.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Adam & Eve; Animals; Bible; Religion; Eve; Theology


EVERY ONE THAT IS PERFECT SHALL BE AS HIS MASTER, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How can one man, how can all men
Last Line: Love makes great the great and small.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Love - Nature Of; Worship


EVERYTHING THAT IS BORN MUST DIE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Everything
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Mortality; Love


EXPERIENCE BOWS A SWEET CONTENTED FACE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Touches, embraces, hugs the invisible
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Experience


EXULTATE DEO, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Many a flower hath perfume for its dower
Last Line: Until he walk in white.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


EYE HATH NOT SEEN', by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Our feet shall tread upon the stars
Last Line: Who by thy promise with thee dwells
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Heaven; God; Saints


FAINT YET PURSUING', by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beyond this shadow and this turbulent sea
Last Line: My heart fails, yet I follow on to know
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Sea; Persistence; Conduct Of Life


FAIR MARGARET, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The faith of years is broken
Last Line: Once bound my soul to thee.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Faith; Fate; Life; Love; Soul; Women; Belief; Creed; Destiny


FATA MORGANA, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A blue-eyed phantom far before
Last Line: Lie down and sleep.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


FATHER AND LOVER, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If underneath the water
Last Line: Anymore? Nevermore.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Peter Grump
Subject(s): Death; Flowers; Love; Dead, The


FEAST OF THE ANNUNCIATION, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Whereto shall we liken this blessed mary virgin
Last Line: Echoing on the music of glorious gabriel.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Annunciation, The


FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O first fruits of our grain
Last Line: A bruised reed bowed low before thy gate.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Feasts


FLORAL TEACHING, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O ye red-blushing summer roses, ye
Last Line: But rest awhile waiting the morning beam.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Earth; Flowers; Life; Roses; World


FLUTTERED WINGS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The splendor of the kindling day
Last Line: Grow dim to thee who art so fain to go.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


FOLLOW THOU ME, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lord, carry me - nay, but I grant thee strength
Last Line: Follow thou me along my way of grief.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


FOR A MERCY RECEIVED, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thank god who spared me what I feared
Last Line: To do, and make me love thee more.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Death; Jesus Christ; Love; Mercy; Dead, The


FOR ADVENT, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet sweet sound of distant waters
Last Line: Rise at the last trumpet call.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Earth; Grief; Dead, The; World; Sorrow; Sadness


FOR ALL, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Man's harvest is past, his summer is ended
Last Line: Man's harvest is past.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


FOR EACH, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My harvest is done, its promise is ended
Last Line: My harvest is done.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


FOR HENRIETTA POLYDORE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On the land and on the sea
Last Line: Be best beloved and love us best.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Love; Sea; Sin; Ocean


FOR ONE SAKE', by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: One passed me like a flash of lightning by
Last Line: Dream while I wake and dream on while I sleep
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Dreams; War; Memory


FOR ROSALINE'S ALBUM, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Do you hear the low winds singing
Last Line: None must come save you and she.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Bells; Brooks; Mothers; Wind; Streams; Creeks


FOR THINE OWN SAKE, O MY GOD, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wearied of sinning, wearied of repentance
Last Line: I plead thyself with thee.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ; Sin


FORGET ME NOT!, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Forget me not! Forget me not!'
Last Line: No more will be delayed.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


FOUR CHARADES: 1, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My first is no proof of my second
Last Line: You show yourself clearly my whole.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Riddles; Faith


FOUR CHARADES: 2, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My first may be firstborn
Last Line: Who are from talent free.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Children


FOUR CHARADES: 3, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How many authors are my first
Last Line: And her a goddess bore.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Authors And Authorship


FOUR CHARADES: 4, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Me you often meet / in london's crowded street
Last Line: Though he may have the temper and meekness of a lamb.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Two Engimas: 2
Subject(s): Friendship


FRAGMENT, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have done with hope
Last Line: But mine own crown tomorrow morn:
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Hope; Silence; Optimism


FREAKS OF FASHION, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Such a hubbub in the nests
Last Line: "anything, everything!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Birds


FROM EARLY DAWN UNTIL THE FLUSH OF NOON, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Surely a chill shall come & this go hence
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Nature; Joy


FROM HOUSE TO HOME, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The first was like a dream through summer heat
Last Line: And stay upon my god.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Heaven; God; Angels


FROM METASTASIO, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: First, last, and dearest
Last Line: So love I thee.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Change; Erotic Love


FROM SUNSET TO STAR RISE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Go from me, summer friends, and tarry not
Last Line: On sometime summer's unreturning track.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Friendship; Memory; Night


FROM THE ANTIQUE (1), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The wind shall lull us yet
Last Line: Shall sleep and sleep for ever.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): From The Antique
Subject(s): Love


FROM THE ANTIQUE (2), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It's a weary life, it is, she said
Last Line: Would make and weary and fall asleep.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Lament; Life; Women


GO IN PEACE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Can peach renew lost bloom
Last Line: God who worked then is working now.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Leprosy; Renewal; God


GOBLIN MARKET, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Morning and evening / maids heard the goblins cry
Last Line: "to strengthen whilst one stands."
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Fairies; Gays & Lesbians; Sisters; Elves; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


GOD IS OUR HOPE AND STRENGTH, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tempest and terror below
Last Line: Till we gaze on thee face unto face, and respond to thee love unto love.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


GOD'S ACRE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hail, garden of confident hope
Last Line: Each and all one by one.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ; Gardens & Gardening; Flowers


GOLDEN GLORIES, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The buttercup is like a golden cup
Last Line: Sucks from sweet hearts of flowers and stores and sips.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Bees; Insects; Beekeeping; Bugs


GOLDEN HOLLY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Common holly bears a berry
Last Line: To cheer an old friend's eyes and nose.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Christmas; Flowers; Holly; Roses; Nativity, The


GOLDEN SILENCES, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There is silence that saith, 'ah me!'
Last Line: While silences vanish away.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Silence


GONE BEFORE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She was most like a rose when it flushes rarest
Last Line: Heart-pierced thro' and thro'.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Flowers; Life; Love; Singing & Singers


GONE TO HIS REST, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Would have it so
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Birds; Mortality; Death – Animals


GOOD FRIDAY (1), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Am I a stone, and not a sheep
Last Line: And smite a rock.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Good Friday; Holidays; Holy Week; Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ - Suffering & Sacrifice


GOOD FRIDAY (2), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lord jesus christ, grown faint upon the cross
Last Line: Heart, o lord jesus christ.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Good Friday; Holidays; Holy Week


GOOD FRIDAY EVENING, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No cherub's heart or hand for us might ache
Last Line: More and yet more.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Good Friday; Holidays; Holy Week


GOOD FRIDAY MORNING, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Up thy hill of sorrows
Last Line: To a throne.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Good Friday; Holidays; Holy Week


GRANT US SUCH GRACE THAT WE MAY WORK THY WILL, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Grant us such grace
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Prayer


GROWN AND FLOWN, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I loved my love from green of spring
Last Line: Now bitter bitter grown to me.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of


GROWN COLD; SONNET, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: An old man asked me: what is love? I turned
Last Line: To rest when all its gladness goeth by!
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Aging; Hearts; Love - Nature Of


GUESSES, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Was it a chance that made her pause
Last Line: And love with love that endeth not.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death


HAIL, NOBLE FACE OF NOBLE FRIEND!, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Love starts the course, love seals the end
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Christmas


HALF DEAD, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O christ the life, look on me where I lie
Last Line: It was not they died for us, it was thou.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ = Suffering & Sacrifice


HARK! THE ALLELUIAS OF THE GREAT SALVATION, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Having kept the truth, may enter in
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Salvation


HAVE I NOT STRIVEN, MY GOD, AND WATCHED AND PRAYED?, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Confessing me to angels and to men?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


HAVE PATIENCE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The goblets all are broken
Last Line: Are very near us.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Grief; Life; Patience; Youth; Dead, The; Sorrow; Sadness


HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN?, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Have you forgotten how one summer night
Last Line: Ah how then is it I cannot forget?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


HE AND SHE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Should one of us remember
Last Line: And not be sure as yet.'
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


HE CANNOT DENY HIMSELF, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Love still is love, and doeth all things well
Last Line: Come what will.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


HE SHALL GO NO MORE OUT, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once within, within for evermore
Last Line: Once within.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


HEART'S CHILL BETWEEN, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I did not chide him, though I knew
Last Line: Before the sun shall set.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


HEAVEN, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What is heaven? 'tis a country
Last Line: Lord! Admit me, or I die.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; God; Heaven; Dead, The; Paradise


HEAVEN'S CHIMES ARE SLOW, BUT SURE TO STRIKE AT LAST, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: And then the time is past
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Heaven; Transience; Bells


HEAVINESS MAY ENDURE FOR A NIGHT, JOY COMETH IN THE MORNING, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No thing is great on this side of the grave
Last Line: And revelled in the land of no more night.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


HELEN GREY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Because one loves you, helen grey
Last Line: When you yourself are nipped and grey.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Beauty; Love; Time


HENRY HARDIMAN, AGED 55, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Affliction sore long time he bore
Last Line: And ease him of his pain.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Pain; Physicians; Soul; Dead, The; Suffering; Misery; Doctors


HERSELF A ROSE WHO BORE THE ROSE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Spouse, sister, mother,' jesus saith
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Mary, Mother Of Jesu


HIS BANNER OVER ME WAS LOVE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In that world we weary to attain
Last Line: In that world.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


HOLD THOU ME FAST, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lord jesus, who would think that I am thine
Last Line: That I am thine.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


HOLLOW-SOUNDING AND MYSTERIOUS', by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There's no replying
Last Line: Wind's sighing
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Teaching & Teachers


HOLY INNOCENTS (1), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sleep, little baby, sleep
Last Line: And love and warmth to-morrow.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


HOLY INNOCENTS (2), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They scarcely waked before they slept
Last Line: Dear mothers, come: for heaven is best.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death - Children; Heaven; Death - Babies; Paradise


HOMEWARDS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Love builds a nest on earth and waits for rest
Last Line: "and testifies: ""god's will is alway best."
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Earth; Heaven; Love; World; Paradise


HOPE IN GRIEF, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tell me not that death of grief
Last Line: And surely will uprise the day.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Grief; Hope; Life; Tears; Dead, The; Sorrow; Sadness; Optimism


HOPE IS THE COUNTERPOISE OF FEAR, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: And both befit us here
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Fear; Hope


HOPING AGAINST HOPE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If he would come today, today, today
Last Line: But sleep on all the same.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): If
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Hope; Love; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Optimism


HOW GREAT IS LITTLE MAN, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: For what he will he can
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Mankind; Poverty; Wealth


HOW LONG, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My life is long - not so the angels say
Last Line: That where thou art there thy beloved might be.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Mortality


HOW ONE CHOSE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beyond the sea, in a green land
Last Line: "seek you, for I am wearied out."
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Hearts; Love; Youth


HUSBAND AND WIFE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh kiss me once before I go
Last Line: "I would have kissed him now."
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Absence; Kisses; Life; Love; Marriage; Separation; Isolation; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


HYMN, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O the bitter shame and sorrow
Last Line: "none of self, and all of thee."
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): God; Praise; Religion; Theology


HYMN AFTER GABRIELE ROSSETTI (FIRST VERSION), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My lord, my love! In love's unrest
Last Line: Hath not encompassed thee.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Rossetti, Gabriele Pasquale (1783-1854)


HYMN AFTER GABRIELE ROSSETTI (SECOND VERSION), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My lord, my love! In pleasant pain
Last Line: Hath not encompassed thee.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Love; Religion; Rossetti, Gabriele Pasquale (1783-1854); Theology


I AM SMALL AND OF NO REPUTATION, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The least, if so I am
Last Line: To thee the small who fear.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


I DO SET MY BOW IN THE CLOUD', by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The roses bloom too late for me
Last Line: And offered all their world to him
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Heaven; Prayer; God


I FOLLOWED THEE, MY GOD, I FOLLOWED THEE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Me also bear thy cross
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ - Suffering & Sacrifice; Crucifixion; Worship


I GAVE A SWEET SMELL, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Saints are like roses when they flush rarest
Last Line: To-morrow blots out sorrow.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Saints; Smells; Odors; Aromas; Fragrances


I HAVE A MESSAGE UNTO THEE (WRITTEN IN SICKNESS), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Green sprout the grasses
Last Line: "but ripe eternity."
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Flowers; God; Love; Seasons; Dead, The


I HAVE FOUGHT A GOOD FIGHT', by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who art thou that comest with a stedfast face
Last Line: And I did not tremble, happy in his love
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): God; Blood; Courage; Fights


I KNOW YOU NOT, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O christ the vine with living fruit
Last Line: So now he hears their cry no more.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


I LIFT MINE EYES TO SEE: EARTH VANISHETH, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: I lift mine eyes to see
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death


I LOOK FOR THE LORD', by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Our wealth has wasted all away
Last Line: And sweetness to the taste
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Desolation; Earth; God; Heaven


I LOVE YOU AND YOU KNOW IT, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Loss and decay and death — and all is love
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Love


I SEE THAT ALL THINGS COME TO AN END, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No more! While sun and planets fly
Last Line: No more.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


I WILL ARISE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Weary and weak, -- accept my weariness
Last Line: To feeble prayers; -- o lord, I will arise.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


I WILL COME AND HEAL HIM, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O lord god, hear the silence of each soul
Last Line: No man hath greater love than thus to die.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


I WILL LIFT UP MINE EYES UNTO THE HILLS', by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I am pale with sick desire
Last Line: Be with me where I am
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Heaven; Soul


I, LORD, THY FOOLISH SINNER LOW AND SMALL, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Follow thou me
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Sin; Judgment Day


IF I HAD WORDS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If I had words, if I had words / at least to vent my misery
Last Line: Or if I died I could but die.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Hearts; Life; Love; Soul; Dead, The


IF I SHOULD SAY MY HEART IS IN MY HOME, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Nor to have lived nor to have died in vain
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Hearts; Jesus Christ – Suffering & Sacrifice


IF LOVE IS NOT WORTH LOVING, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If love is not worth loving, then life is not worth living
Last Line: If love is not.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


IF NOT WITH HOPE OF LIFE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: And thy reward
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Life; Death; Heaven


IF ONLY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If only I might love my god and die
Last Line: Yea, they shall sing for love when christ shall come.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ; Religion; Theology


IF SO TOMORROW SAVES, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Heaven overarches earth and sea
Last Line: If so tomorrow saves?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Earth; Graves; Heaven; Sea; World; Tombs; Tombstones; Paradise; Ocean


IF THOU BE DEAD, FORGIVE AND THOU SHALT LIVE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: And be forgiven
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Forgiveness


IF THOU SAYEST, BEHOLD, WE KNEW IT NOT', by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have done I know not what
Last Line: In judgment pity, and in death, and now
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): God


IMMALEE; SONNET, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I gather thyme upon the sunny hills
Last Line: And even the watchful hare stands not aloof.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Forests; Nature; Woods


IN A CERTAIN PLACE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I found love in a certain place
Last Line: Oh should I know him then?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Grief; Hearts; Love; Peace; Dead, The; Sorrow; Sadness


IN AN ARTIST'S STUDIO, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: One face looks out from all his canvasses
Last Line: Not as she is, but as fills his dream.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Models; Paintings & Painters; Rossetti, Dante Gabriel (1828-1882); Siddal, Elizabeth (1829-1862)


IN JULY / NO GOODBYE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Part we must
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Farewell


IN PATIENCE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I will not faint, but trust in god
Last Line: But re-awakening on the morrow.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): God; Grief; Jesus Christ; Life; Patience; Sleep; Sorrow; Sadness


IN PROGRESS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ten years ago it seemed impossible
Last Line: And her eyes lightnings and her shoulders wings.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Growth; Progress


IN RESURRECTION IS IT AWFULLER, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: One in our resurrection-songs of praise
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Resurrection, The


IN THE DAY OF HIS ESPOUSALS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: That song of songs which is solomon's
Last Line: That song of songs.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


IN THE LANE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When my love came home to me
Last Line: Take her home for ever.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Flowers; Home; Love; Summer


IN THE ROUND TOWER AT JHANSI, JUNE 8, 1857, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A hundred, a thousand to one; even so
Last Line: Good-bye.' -- 'good-bye.'
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


IN THE WILLOW SHADE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I sat beneath a willow tree
Last Line: Beside a spring in spring.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Spring


IN WEARINESS AND PAINFULNESS ST. PAUL, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Thee our god we praise
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Paul, Saint (1st Century)


INCARNATE LOVE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Love came down at christmas
Last Line: Love for plea and gift and sign.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Christmastide
Subject(s): Christmas; Nativity, The


INTROSPECTIVE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I wish it were over the terrible pain
Last Line: But I will not groan when I bite the dust.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Pain; Sea; Soul; Suffering; Misery; Ocean


IS AND WAS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She was whiter than the ermine
Last Line: Doing all from self-respect.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Once
Subject(s): Love; Past; Pride; Women; Self-esteem; Self-respect


IS IT WELL WITH THE CHILD', by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lying a-dying
Last Line: And god the temple
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death – Children; God


IS IT WELL WITH THE CHILD?, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Safe where I cannot die yet
Last Line: And to come back in blow.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


ISIDORA (SEE MATURIN'S 'MELMOTH'), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Love, whom I have loved too well
Last Line: Paradise, will he be there?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Future Life; Heaven; Life; Love; Soul; Dead, The; Retribution; Eternity; After Life; Paradise


IT IS FINISHED', by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear lord, let me recount to thee
Last Line: Thy little one.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Children; Jesus Christ; Childhood


IT IS NOT DEATH, O CHRIST, TO DIE FOR THEE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Of myrrh a bundle, and a little balm
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Worship


IT SHALL BRUISE THY HEAD, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Astonished heaven looked on when man was made
Last Line: Astonished heaven.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


ITALIA, IO TI SALUTO!', by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To come back from the sweet south, to the north
Last Line: And the sweet name to my mouth.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Italy; Love; Travel; Italians; Journeys; Trips


JERUSALEM OF FIRE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Thy holiness their hire, / jerusalem
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jerusalem


JESSIE CAMERON, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Jessie, jessie cameron
Last Line: Which might be hand or hair.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


JOHNNY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Johnny had a golden head
Last Line: She sobbed as if her heart must break.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): French Revolution (1789)


JOY IS BUT SORROW, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: For fair thou art as moonrise after rain
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Joy; Grief; Pain


JUDGE NOT ACCORDING TO THE APPEARANCE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lord, purge our eyes to see
Last Line: And hear it, 'fear not: it is I.'
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


JUDGE NOTHING BEFORE THE TIME, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Love understands the mystery
Last Line: Love understands the mystery.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Love - Nature Of


JUNE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come, cuckoo, come
Last Line: To my mind to live in.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Summer
Subject(s): Flowers; June; Summer


KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Is this that name as ointment poured forth
Last Line: Man's life and resurrection from the grave.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


L.E.L., by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Downstairs I laugh, I sport and jest with all
Last Line: When new spring builds new heaven and clean new earth.'
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Landon, Leitia Elizabeth (1801-1838)


LADY ISABELLA (1), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Heart warm as summer, fresh as spring
Last Line: And these had lady isabelle.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Beauty; Hearts; Seasons; Women


LADY ISABELLA (2), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lady isabella, / thou art gone away
Last Line: We too may pass away.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Grief; Heaven; Tears; Women; Dead, The; Sorrow; Sadness; Paradise


LADY MONTREVOR (SEE MATURIN'S 'WILD IRISH BOY'), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I do not look for love that is a dream
Last Line: No man shall mock me after this my day.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Dreams; Grief; Love; Seasons; Nightmares; Sorrow; Sadness


LAST NIGHT, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where were you last night? I watched at the gate
Last Line: As to miss the chance while we weigh and wait.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Hate; Love; Night; Spring; Bedtime


LAST PRAYER, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Before the beginning thou hast foreknown the end
Last Line: O lord all-merciful, be merciful to me.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Prayer


LAST RITES, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dead in the cold, a song-singing thrush
Last Line: Raise him a tombstone of snow.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Sing-song; A Nursery Rhyme Book: 10
Subject(s): Cold; Death; Funerals; Dead, The; Burials


LATER LIFE: A DOUBLE SONNET OF SONNETS, 1, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Before the mountains were brought forth
Last Line: Our very selves his praise thro' endless days.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): God


LATER LIFE: A DOUBLE SONNET OF SONNETS, 10, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tread softly! All the earth is holy ground
Last Line: Contented and desirous to the nest.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Earth; Vision; Eden


LATER LIFE: A DOUBLE SONNET OF SONNETS, 11, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lifelong our stumbles, lifelong our regret
Last Line: Mounting to him in love's perpetual fire.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Regret


LATER LIFE: A DOUBLE SONNET OF SONNETS, 12, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A dream there is wherein we are fain to scream
Last Line: On feet untired, and still on feet tho' tired.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Dreams


LATER LIFE: A DOUBLE SONNET OF SONNETS, 13, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Shame is a shadow cast by sin: yet shame
Last Line: Man to himself, -- then sets him up on high.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Shame


LATER LIFE: A DOUBLE SONNET OF SONNETS, 14, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When adam and when eve left paradise
Last Line: Thee and thy realm of change and death and pain.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Adam & Eve


LATER LIFE: A DOUBLE SONNET OF SONNETS, 15, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Let woman fear to teach and bear to learn
Last Line: His frailer self, and saves without her will.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Women


LATER LIFE: A DOUBLE SONNET OF SONNETS, 16, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Our teachers teach that one and one make two
Last Line: And how about these long still-lengthening days?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Teaching & Teachers


LATER LIFE: A DOUBLE SONNET OF SONNETS, 17, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Something this foggy day, a something which
Last Line: Thus with myself: how fares it, friends, with you?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


LATER LIFE: A DOUBLE SONNET OF SONNETS, 18, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: So late in autumn half the world's asleep
Last Line: Like summer, rouse one day the slumbering sense?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


LATER LIFE: A DOUBLE SONNET OF SONNETS, 19, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here now is winter. Winter, after all
Last Line: Against that day when spring sets all to rights.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


LATER LIFE: A DOUBLE SONNET OF SONNETS, 2, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Rend hearts and rend not garments for our sins
Last Line: Blind-eyed, deaf-eared, and choked with failing breath?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


LATER LIFE: A DOUBLE SONNET OF SONNETS, 20, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A hundred thousand birds salute the day
Last Line: And launch our hearts up with them to the skies.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Birds


LATER LIFE: A DOUBLE SONNET OF SONNETS, 21, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A host of things I take on trust: I take
Last Line: For june that night glowed like a doubled june.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


LATER LIFE: A DOUBLE SONNET OF SONNETS, 22, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The mountains in their overwhelming might
Last Line: Tho' not one flower had bloomed to weave its crown?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


LATER LIFE: A DOUBLE SONNET OF SONNETS, 23, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beyond the seas we know, stretch seas unknown
Last Line: And still we peer beyond with craving face.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


LATER LIFE: A DOUBLE SONNET OF SONNETS, 24, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The wise do send their hearts before them to
Last Line: Oh fool among the foolish, in thy quest.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


LATER LIFE: A DOUBLE SONNET OF SONNETS, 25, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When we consider what this life we lead
Last Line: To hold in lieu of all so poor a part?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


LATER LIFE: A DOUBLE SONNET OF SONNETS, 26, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This life is full of numbness and of balk
Last Line: Unveil thy face, o death who art not death.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


LATER LIFE: A DOUBLE SONNET OF SONNETS, 27, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have dreamed of death: -- what will it be to die
Last Line: May miss the goal at last, may miss a crown.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Dreams; Death


LATER LIFE: A DOUBLE SONNET OF SONNETS, 28, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In life our absent friend is far away
Last Line: Brimful of love for you and love for me.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


LATER LIFE: A DOUBLE SONNET OF SONNETS, 3, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou who didst make and knowest whereof we are made
Last Line: Thou who didst die our death and fill our grave.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Later Life: A Double Sonnet Of Sonnets: 3


LATER LIFE: A DOUBLE SONNET OF SONNETS, 4, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: So tired am I, so weary of today
Last Line: Even me, o lord my lord, remember me.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


LATER LIFE: A DOUBLE SONNET OF SONNETS, 5, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lord, thou thyself art love and only thou
Last Line: And charm the willing heart from out my breast.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


LATER LIFE: A DOUBLE SONNET OF SONNETS, 6, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We lack, yet cannot fix upon the lack
Last Line: And strong to bear ourselves in patient pain?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


LATER LIFE: A DOUBLE SONNET OF SONNETS, 7, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To love and to remember; that is good
Last Line: Can satisfy all hearts, -- yea, thine and mine.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


LATER LIFE: A DOUBLE SONNET OF SONNETS, 8, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We feel and see with different hearts and eyes
Last Line: And hearts to love thee, and to see thee eyes.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


LATER LIFE: A DOUBLE SONNET OF SONNETS, 9, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Star sirius and the pole star dwell afar
Last Line: Mayhap they talk together without speech.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Stars


LAUGHING LIFE CRIES AT THE FEAST, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Come with me, for I am best
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Life; Transience


LAY UP FOR YOURSELVES TREASURES IN HEAVEN, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Treasure plies a feather
Last Line: And are heavenly things.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Pleasure; Treasures; Heaven


LEAF FROM LEAF CHRIST KNOWS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: To thee all spirits and all dust
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


LENT, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It is good to be last not first
Last Line: So it leads us to easter day.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Lent


LET EVERYTHING THAT HATH BREATH PRAISE THE LORD, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All that we see rejoices in the sunshine
Last Line: God's praises evermore for everything.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


LET PATIENCE HAVE HER PERFECT WORK, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Can man rejoice who lives in hourly fear
Last Line: Perfect his patience in the love of god.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Patience; Worship


LET PATIENCE HAVE HER PERFECT WORK', by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I saw a bird alone
Last Line: Answer: yea, come, lord jesus, come
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Solitude; Eternity; Time; Patience


LET THEM REJOICE IN THEIR BEDS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Crimson as the rubies, crimson as the roses
Last Line: O lord god, the three in one.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


LET THEM REJOICE IN THEIR BEDS', by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The winds sing to us where we lie
Last Line: In the harvest-land of love
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ; Death


LIFE AND DEATH, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Life is not sweet. One day it will be sweet
Last Line: Asleep from risk, asleep from pain.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Life


LIFE HIDDEN, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Roses and lilies grow above the place
Last Line: Her spirit is at peace where angels kneel.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Flowers; Life; Peace


LIFE OUT OF DEATH, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now I've said all I would, mother
Last Line: "heaven."
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Life; Love; Mothers; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


LIFE THAT WAS BORN TODAY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Thy blessed face to see
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Life; Mortality; Heaven


LIFT UP THINE EYES TO SEEK THE INVISIBLE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Golden jerusalem floats full in view
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): God; Faith; Saints


LIGHT LOVE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh sad thy lot before I came
Last Line: But hard, to heaven: 'dost thou forget?'
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


LIGHT OF LIGHT, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O christ our light, whom even in darkness we
Last Line: Earth reels, but he has stored his store above.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


LIKE AS THE HEART DESIRETH THE WATER BROOKS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My heart is yearning
Last Line: Ever old, ever new.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


LINES GIVEN WITH A PENWIPER, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have compassion on the carpeting
Last Line: And save your spine from a continual curve.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Compassion; Pain; Suffering; Misery


LINES TO MY GRANDFATHER, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear grandpapa, -- to be obedient
Last Line: Affectionate granddaughter.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Flowers; Grandparents; Love; Grandmothers; Grandfathers; Great Grandfathers; Great Grandmothers


LISTEN, AND I WILL TELL YOU OF A FACE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: And dream on, not at rest, and yet believing
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Faces


LISTENING, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She listened like a cushat dove
Last Line: To hear him speak.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Adam & Eve; Bible; Doves; Love


LITTLE ONE WEARY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Crying, my little one, footsore and weary
Last Line: Dreaming of pretty things, dreaming of pleasure.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Sing-song; A Nursery Rhyme Book: 19
Subject(s): Babies; Infants


LONG BARREN, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou who didst hang upon a barren tree
Last Line: Feed thou my feeble shoots.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


LONG LOOKED FOR, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When the eye hardly sees
Last Line: And even I forget.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Beauty; Life; Love; Peace; Sleep


LOOK ON THE PICTURE AND ON THIS', by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I wish we once were wedded, - then I must be true
Last Line: Will she sound our accusation in intolerable light
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of; Love – Nature Of; Portraits; Memory; Death


LOOKING BACK ALONG LIFE'S TRODDEN WAY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Looking back
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Past


LOOKING FORWARD, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sleep, let me sleep, for I am sick of care
Last Line: Barren through life, but in death bearing fruit.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


LORD GOD OF HOSTS, MOST HOLY AND MOST HIGH, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: My love of thee
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): God; Worship


LORD I AM HERE. - BUT, CHILD, I LOOK FOR THEE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: I bring thee to the haven where thou wouldst be
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Sea; God; Seeking; Salvation


LORD THOMAS AND FAIR MARGARET, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fair margaret sat in her bower
Last Line: And were joined in the grave.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Ghosts; Love; Murder; Supernatural


LORD, BY WHAT INCONCEIVABLE DIM ROAD, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: At rest from labour on the sabbath day
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Pilgrimages & Pilgrims


LORD, DOST THOU LOOK ON ME, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: And give me love that I may give thee love
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): God; Love


LORD, GIVE ME LOVE THAT I MAY LOVE THEE MUCH, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Endless, all love, no sorrow, but a song
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): God; Love


LORD, GRANT ME GRACE TO LOVE THEE IN MY PAIN, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: What I forewent wilt thou not grant me then?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): God; Love


LORD, GRANT US CALM, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lord, grant us calm, if calm can set forth thee
Last Line: Or vanish like a smoke to set forth thee.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


LORD, GRANT US GRACE TO REST UPON THY WORD, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Lord, grant us grace
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Prayer; Rest


LORD, HAST THOU SO LOVED US, AND WILL NOT WE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Thy heart caressed
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): God; Love


LORD, I AM FEEBLE AND OF MEAN ACCOUNT, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Of aught beside wherein to sink or mount
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Prayer; God; Weakness


LORD, IT IS GOOD FOR US TO BE HERE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Grant us, o lord, that patience and that faith
Last Line: God's will, but saith, good is it to be here.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


LORD, JESU, THOU ART SWEETNESS TO MY SOUL, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: O sweet jesu
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


LORD, MAKE ME ONE WITH THINE OWN FAITHFUL ONES, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Which clouds shall never cloud for evermore
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Saints


LORD, MAKE ME PURE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Lord, keep me so
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Prayer; Virtue


LORD, SAVE US, WE PERISH, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O lord, seek us, o lord, find us
Last Line: Round us, everywhere.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


LORD, WE ARE RIVERS RUNNING TO THY SEA, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Sweetness to thee
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Rivers; Worship; God


LORD, WHAT HAVE I THAT I MAY OFFER THEE?, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Such as I have now give I thee
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): God; Gifts & Giving


LORD, WHAT HAVE I TO OFFER? SICKENING FEAR, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Only sift out my sin
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): God; Judgment Day; Sin; Prayer


LOVE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Love is all happiness, love is all beauty
Last Line: And kindles endless glory.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Love - Nature Of


LOVE AND DEATH, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Our bark's on the water; come down, come down
Last Line: In the sea they have found a common grave.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Flowers; Love; Sea; Dead, The; Ocean


LOVE AND HOPE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Love for ever dwells in heaven
Last Line: For perfect love, and perfect bliss, shall be our lot on high.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Hope; Love - Nature Of; Optimism


LOVE ATTACKED, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Love is more sweet than flowers
Last Line: Indifference.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Earth; Love; World


LOVE DEFENDED, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who extols a wilderness
Last Line: Great is its relief.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Earth; Heaven; Love; Pain; World; Paradise; Suffering; Misery


LOVE EPHEMERAL, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Love is sweet, and so are flowers
Last Line: Love endures but for a day.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Flowers; Love; Sea; Ocean


LOVE FROM THE NORTH, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I had a love in soft south land
Last Line: Nor will nor wish to say him nay.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


LOVE IS STRONG AS DEATH, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As flames that consume the mountains, as winds that coerce the sea
Last Line: In whom their death is life, their silence utters a song.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


LOVE IS STRONG AS [OR STRONGER THAN] DEATH, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have not sought thee, I have not found thee
Last Line: And clasp thee to me.'
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ; Religion; Theology


LOVE LIES BLEEDING, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Love that is dead and buried, yesterday
Last Line: Was this to meet? Not so, we have not met.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Collinson, James (1825-1881); Love - Loss Of


LOVE LOVETH THEE, AND WISDOM LOVETH THEE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Wisdom, rest, love—and lo! The whole is love
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Wisdom; God; Love; Worship


LOVE'S NAME, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Love hath a name of death
Last Line: And fade away.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Love; Dead, The


LOVE, TO BE LOVE, MUST WALK THY WAY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: But all is good?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Love; Conduct Of Life; Religion


LULLABY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lullaby, oh, lullaby!
Last Line: Lullaby, oh, lullaby!
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Sing-song; A Nursery Rhyme Book: 125


LUSCIOUS AND SORROWFUL, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beautiful, tender, wasting away for sorrow
Last Line: Salt sea-shore.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


MAGGIE A LADY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You must not call me maggie
Last Line: Till I nigh wish myself a child with you.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


MAIDEN MAY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Maiden may sat in her bower
Last Line: For her nest and young ones in it.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Flowers; Roses


MAIDEN SONG, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Long ago and long ago
Last Line: Long ago and long ago.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


MAN'S LIFE IS BUT A WORKING DAY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: And all things lovely on the morrow
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


MARGERY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What shall we do with margery
Last Line: Uncomforted to tears and pain.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


MARIANA, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not for me marring or making
Last Line: You my love whom I love and die for?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


MARTYRS' SONG, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We meet in joy, though we part in sorrow
Last Line: God almighty, god alone.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ; Martyrs


MARVEL OF MARVELS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Marvel of marvels, if I myself shall behold
Last Line: Cold it is, o my king, how cold alone on the wold!
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


MARY MAGDALENE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She came in deep repentance
Last Line: Loved much, and was forgiven.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Mary Magdalen; Women - Bible; Mary Magdalene


MARY MAGDALENE AND THE OTHER MARY; A SONG FOR ALL MARIES, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Our master lies asleep and is at rest
Last Line: Our master lies asleep.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ; Mary Magdalen; Women - Bible; Mary Magdalene


MAUDE CLARE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Out of the church she followed them
Last Line: Me best of all, maude clare.'
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


MAUNDY THURSDAY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The great vine left its glory to reign as forest king
Last Line: I a king, and thou a king, and this king to be our king.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Holidays; Holy Week; Maundy Thursday


MAY (1), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I cannot tell you how it was
Last Line: And left me old, and cold, and grey.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): May (Month)


MAY (2), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet life is dead / not so
Last Line: And blossoms where I tread.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Flowers; Life; May (Month); Dead, The


ME AND MY GIFT: KIND LORD, BEHOLD, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Me and my gift
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): God; Gifts & Giving


MEETING (1), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If we shall live, we live
Last Line: Never to part more.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Love


MEETING (2), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I said goodbye in hope
Last Line: But it is past.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Hope; Life; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Optimism


MEMENTO MORI, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Poor the pleasure
Last Line: What ends to-morrow.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


MEMORY: 1, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I nursed it in my bosom while it lived
Last Line: Grows old in which I grieve.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Memory


MEMORY: 2, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have a room whereinto no one enters
Last Line: When we're together.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Memory


MICHAEL F.M. ROSSETTI (APRIL 22, 1881 - JANUARY 24, 1883), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A holy innocent gone home
Last Line: On heavenly banks.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death - Children; Heaven; Spring; Time; Death - Babies; Paradise


MID-LENT, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Is any grieved or tired? Yea, by god's will
Last Line: Still faint yet still pursuing, o thou saint.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Lent


MIRAGE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The hope I dreamed of was a dream
Last Line: From a dream's sake.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Love; Mirages


MIRRORS OF LIFE AND DEATH, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The mystery of life, the mystery
Last Line: All waiting for the long-awaited light.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


MOLE AND EARTHWORM, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A handy mole, who plied no shovel
Last Line: Annulled them all without distinction.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): A Handy Mole


MONDAY IN HOLY WEEK, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once I ached for thy dear sake
Last Line: And wilt thou have nought of me?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Holy Week


MONNA INNOMINATA, A SONNET OF SONNETS: 1, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come back to me, who wait and watch for you
Last Line: When life was sweet because you call'd them sweet?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Women - Heroes


MONNA INNOMINATA, A SONNET OF SONNETS: 10, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Time flies, hope flags, life plies a wearied wing
Last Line: Loss and decay and death, and all is love.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Love; Poetry & Poets; Time; Women - Heroes


MONNA INNOMINATA, A SONNET OF SONNETS: 11, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Many in aftertimes will say of you
Last Line: My love of you was life and not a breath.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Love; Poetry & Poets; Women - Heroes


MONNA INNOMINATA, A SONNET OF SONNETS: 12, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If there be any one can take my place
Last Line: And you companion'd I am not alone.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Abnegation
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Women - Heroes


MONNA INNOMINATA, A SONNET OF SONNETS: 13, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If I could trust mine own self with your fate
Last Line: Whose love your love's capacity can fill.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Trust
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Religion; Women - Heroes; Theology


MONNA INNOMINATA, A SONNET OF SONNETS: 14, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Youth gone, and beauty gone if ever there
Last Line: Silence of love that cannot sing again.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Aging; Poetry & Poets; Women - Heroes


MONNA INNOMINATA, A SONNET OF SONNETS: 2, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I wish I could remember that first day
Last Line: First touch of hand in hand -- did one but know!
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): The First Meeting;the First Day
Subject(s): Life Change Events; Love; Poetry & Poets; Women - Heroes


MONNA INNOMINATA, A SONNET OF SONNETS: 3, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I dream of you, to wake: would that I might
Last Line: Though there be nothing new beneath the sun.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Sleep; Women - Heroes


MONNA INNOMINATA, A SONNET OF SONNETS: 4, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I loved you first: but afterwards your love
Last Line: Both of us, of the love which makes us one.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Women - Heroes


MONNA INNOMINATA, A SONNET OF SONNETS: 5, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O my heart's heart and you who are to me
Last Line: Since woman is the helpmeet made for man.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Love; Poetry & Poets; Women - Heroes


MONNA INNOMINATA, A SONNET OF SONNETS: 6, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Trust me, I have not earned your dear rebuke
Last Line: I cannot love him if I love not you.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Love; Poetry & Poets; Women - Heroes


MONNA INNOMINATA, A SONNET OF SONNETS: 7, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Love me, for I love you -- and answer me
Last Line: And death be strong, yet love is strong as death.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Women - Heroes


MONNA INNOMINATA, A SONNET OF SONNETS: 8, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I, if I perish, perish' -- esther spake
Last Line: And for love's sake by love be granted it!
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Women - Heroes


MONNA INNOMINATA, A SONNET OF SONNETS: 9, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thinking of you, and all that was, and all
Last Line: Ready to spend and be spent for your sake.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Women - Heroes


MOONSHINE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fair the sun riseth
Last Line: To another land.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


MOTHER AND CHILD, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What art thou thinking of,' said the mother
Last Line: "my mother, wouldst not thou?"
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Children; Heaven; Mothers; Childhood; Paradise


MOTHER COUNTRY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh what is that country
Last Line: Seemed it short or long.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


MR. AND MRS. SCOTT, AND I, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Rough-coated sun-burnt oranges
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Picnics


MY DREAM, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hear now a curious dream I dreamed last night
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Sleep


MY FRIEND, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Two days ago with dancing glancing hair
Last Line: To-morrow follow so.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Friendship


MY GOD, WILT THOU ACCEPT, AND WILL NOT WE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Gratuitous
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): God; Gifts & Giving


MY MOUSE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A venus seems my mouse
Last Line: Keep house.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Memory; Mice; Sea; Ocean


NEW CREATURES; THE CREATOR STILL THE SAME, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Our king of old and still our self-same king
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


NEW YEAR DITTY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: New year met me somewhat sad
Last Line: My rugged way to heaven, please god.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


NEXT OF KIN, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The shadows gather round me, while you are in the sun
Last Line: Yea, we twain shall sleep together in an equal bed.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Friendship; Home; Dead, The


NIGHT AND DEATH, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now the sunlit hours are o'er
Last Line: Death is life, and death alone.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Nature; Night; Tears; Dead, The; Bedtime


NO, THANK YOU, JOHN', by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I never said I loved you, john
Last Line: No, thank you, john
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Courtship; Rejection


NOBLE SISTERS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now did you mark a falcon
Last Line: My curse go forth with you.'
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


NONE OTHER LAMB, NONE OTHER NAME, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Nor home, but thee
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


NONE WITH HIM', by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My god, to live: how didst thou bear to live
Last Line: Thy spirit saith
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Life; Pain; Jesus Christ


NOT YOURS BUT YOU', by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: He died for me: what can I offer him?
Last Line: As thou hast loved me even to bitter death
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ – Suffering & Sacrifice


NOW THEY DESIRE A BETTER COUNTRY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Love said nay, while hope kept saying
Last Line: Love said nay.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


NOW THEY DESIRE', by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There is a sleep we have not slept
Last Line: In sevenfold day of days
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jerusalem; Doves; Sleep; Dreams; Love


O CHRIST MY GOD WHO SEEST THE UNSEEN, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Remember all my hope, remember me
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


O CHRIST OUR ALL IN EACH, OUR ALL IN ALL!, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: And if thou hold me fast, yet cleave to thee
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


O DEATH WHERE IS THY STING?'; A FRAGMENT, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI                Poet's Biography
First Line: She sleepeth: would ye wake her if ye could?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jerusalem; Death; Heaven


O FOOLISH SOUL! TO MAKE THY COUNT, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Save thee, o foolish soul
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Soul; Forgiveness; Jesus Christ


O GLORIOUS SEA THAT IN EACH CLIMBING WAVE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Thou sayest to men: go back & come not hither
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Sea; Storms; Ships & Shipping


O LORD, I AM ASHAMED TO SEEK THY FACE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Thy mercy's all-amazing monument
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): God; Repentance; Shame


O LORD, ON WHOM WE GAZE AND DARE NOT GAZE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: We hand in hand with thee and heart in heart
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): God; Faith


O LORD, WHEN THOU DIDST CALL ME, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Yea, I knew
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ; Judgment Day


O LUCIFER, SON OF THE MORNING, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O fallen star! A darkened light
Last Line: O fallen star!
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Devil; Satan; Mephistopheles; Lucifer; Beelzebub


O MINE ENEMY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: On thy throne
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): God; Enemies; Heaven


O YE WHO LOVE TODAY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Then to her sun gives place
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Love; Patience


O YE, WHO ARE NOT DEAD AND FIT, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: With love, and cast their lot with you
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Life; Love


OF EACH SAD WORD WHICH IS MORE SORROWFUL, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Of each sad word
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Disappointment; Grief


OF HIM THAT WAS READY TO PERISH, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lord, I am waiting, weeping, watching for thee
Last Line: For the glory of thy name.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


OF MY LIFE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I weary of my life
Last Line: If I might die!
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Life; Soul; Dead, The


OH KNELL OF A PASSING TIME, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Numbered to pass away
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Time; Transience


OH THOU WHO TELL'ST ME THAT ALL HOPE IS OVER, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Stagnate the streams of life that should meander
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Hope


ON ALBINA, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The roses lingered in her cheeks
Last Line: That fair albina painted?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Cosmetics


ON KEATS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A garden in a garden: a green spot
Last Line: Shall be a fountain of love, verily.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Keats, John (1795-1821); Poetry & Poets


ON THE DEATH OF A CAT, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who shall tell the lady's grief?
Last Line: Nor disturb her narrow bed.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Death; Grief; Dead, The; Sorrow; Sadness


ON THE NOTE YOU DO NOT SEND ME, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Home is near: not new of you
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Absence


ON THE WING, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once in a dream (for once I dreamed of you
Last Line: Of far-off piteous bleat of lambs and sheep.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


ONCE FOR ALL (MARGARET), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I said: this is a beautiful fresh rose
Last Line: Winter nips once for all; love is but one.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


ONE CERTAINTY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Vanity of vanities, the preacher saith
Last Line: And morning shall be cold and twilight grey.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Mortality; Vanity


ONE DAY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I will tell you when they met
Last Line: And they shall answer 'yea.'
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


ONE FOOT ON SEA, AND ONE FOOT ON SHORE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh tell me once and tell me twice
Last Line: Your breaking heart breaks mine again.'
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


ONE OF THE DEAD, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Paler, not quite so fair as in her life
Last Line: Friends, she but slumbers, wherefore do ye weep?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Grief; Life; Mourning; Dead, The; Sorrow; Sadness; Bereavement


ONE OF THE SOLDIERS WITH A SPEAR PIERCED HIS SIDE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ah lord, we all have pierced thee
Last Line: Let mercy overrun.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ = Suffering & Sacrifice


ONE SEA-SIDE GRAVE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Unmindful of the roses
Last Line: But one remembers yet.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


ONE SWALLOW DOES NOT MAKE A SUMMER', by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A rose which spied one swallow
Last Line: But that rose never more
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Winter; Spring


ONE WOE IS PAST, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: One woe is past
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Persistence


ONLY BELIEVE;' FRAGMENT, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I stood by weeping
Last Line: To plenty from the land of drouth
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Heaven; Death


OUR CHURCH PALMS ARE BUDDING YELLOW TWIGS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: While christ lay dead the widowed world
Last Line: And love remembered mirth.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Easter; Holidays; The Resurrection


OUR HEAVEN MUST BE WITHIN OURSELVES, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: And these are love
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Heaven; Self; Hope; Faith


OUR LIFE IS LONG, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Our life is long. Not so, wise angels say
Last Line: That where thou art, there thy beloved might be.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


OUR MOTHERS, LOVELY WOMEN PITIFUL, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Whether or not you bear to look on me
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Mothers; Sisters


OUR WIDOWED QUEEN, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The husband of the widow care for her
Last Line: Then may her husband praise.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Albert Of Saxe-coburg-gotha (1819-1861); Death; Love - Loss Of; Tears; Victoria, Queen Of England (1819-1901); Widows & Widowers; Prince Consort Of Queen Victoria; Dead, The


OUT OF THE DEEP', by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Have mercy, thou my god-mercy my god
Last Line: Lord, I repent; help thou my helpless loss
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Weariness; Mercy; God


PAIN OR JOY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hark! That's the nightingale
Last Line: Throbs in each throbbing vein?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Birds; Happiness; Nightingales; Pain; Joy; Delight; Suffering; Misery


PALM SUNDAY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I lift mine eyes, and see
Last Line: Trust me in love, trust on, love on, and pray.'
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Palm Sunday


PARADISE: IN A DREAM, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once in a dream I saw the flowers
Last Line: And with my god.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Dreams; Heaven; Nightmares; Paradise


PARTED, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Had fortune parted us
Last Line: For thee beloved.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Anger; Fortune; God; Love


PARTING AFTER PARTING, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Never to part more
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Farewell; Reunions; Togetherness


PASSING AND GLASSING, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All things that pass
Last Line: And that which shall be was.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


PASSING AWAY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Passing away, saith the world, passing away
Last Line: Then I answered: yea.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Change; Time; Transience; Impermanence


PASSIONTIDE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It is the greatness of thy love, dear
Last Line: Lord, pass not by -- I come -- and I -- and I. Amen.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


PASTIME, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A boat amid the ripples, drifting, rocking
Last Line: Lit aloft.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


PATIENCE MUST DWELL WITH LOVE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Love only will be near
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Love; Grief; Patience


PATIENCE OF HOPE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The flowers that bloom in sun and shade
Last Line: We trust to thee.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


PEACE I LEAVE WITH YOU, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tumult and turmoil, trouble and toil
Last Line: Wrap me up in thy love.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


PERFECT LOVE CASTETH OUT FEAR, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lord, give me blessed fear
Last Line: And fetch thee home thy dove.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


PLEADING, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O lord, I cannot plead my love of thee
Last Line: The shallow conduit hails the unfathomed sea.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): I Cannot Plead
Subject(s): God; Love; Sea; Ocean


PORTRAITS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: An easy lazy length of limb
Last Line: And cherished both in mine, good night.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


PRAISE OF LOVE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And shall love cease? Ask thine own heart, o woman
Last Line: And leads to endless glory.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Grief; Hearts; Love; Passion; Praise; Sorrow; Sadness


PRAYER, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lord, grant us eyes to see, and ears to hear
Last Line: And thou thyself, lord christ, for corner stone.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Lord, Grant Us Eyes
Subject(s): Faith; Belief; Creed


PRAYING ALWAYS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: After midnight, in the dark
Last Line: O brothers and o sisters? Pause and pray.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Prayer


PRESENT AND FUTURE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What is life that we should love it
Last Line: Ever glowing more and more.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Future; Grief; Happiness; Life; Sun; Sorrow; Sadness; Joy; Delight


PROMISES LIKE A PIE-CRUST, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Promise me no promises, / so I will not promise you
Last Line: Who would perish of excess.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Freedom; Friendship; Liberty


QUEEN ROSE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The jessamine shows like a star
Last Line: The rose, the perfect rose be mine.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Flowers; Roses


QUINQUAGESIMA, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Love is alone the worthly law of love
Last Line: For one to know who is fain to love and learn.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Love - Nature Of


REDEEMING THE TIME, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A life of hope deferred too often is
Last Line: When also thou shalt keep thy harvest home.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


REJOICE WITH ME, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Little lamb, who lost thee
Last Line: Draw thee nigher.'
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


REMEMBER, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Remember me when I am gone away
Last Line: Than that you should remember and be sad.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Life Change Events; Love; Mourning; Dead, The; Bereavement


REPINING, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She sat alway through the long day
Last Line: "forgive me, for the sake of love."
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Life; Love


REST, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O earth, lie heavily upon her eyes
Last Line: And when she wakes she will not think it long.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


RESURGAM, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From depth to height, from height to loftier height
Last Line: But the returning sun will find him there.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


RESURRECTION EVE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: He resteth: weep not
Last Line: That he inherits.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Jesus Christ; Life; Love; Religion; Resurrection, The; Dead, The; Theology


RIVALS.' A SHADOW OF SAINT DOROTHEA, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Golden haired, lily white
Last Line: And gather palm branches
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Flowers; Heaven


ROGATIONTIDE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who scatters tares shall reap no wheat
Last Line: Tho' man weary himself to find the door.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Ascension Day; Rogation Days


ROSALIND, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She sat upon a mountain
Last Line: Fair rosalind is dead.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Grief; Love - Loss Of; Marriage; Ships & Shipping; Dead, The; Sorrow; Sadness; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


ROSES BLUSHING RED AND WHITE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: For death
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Flowers


ROSES ON A BRIER, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Where shall be no more sea.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Sea


SAINTS AND ANGELS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It's oh in paradise that I fain would be
Last Line: And paradise hath room for you and me and all.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Heaven; Jesus Christ; Paradise


SAPPHO, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I sigh at day-dawn, and I sigh
Last Line: Unwept, untended and alone.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Grief; Pain; Sappho (610-580 B.c.); Dead, The; Sorrow; Sadness; Suffering; Misery


SCARCE TOLERABLE LIFE, WHICH ALL LIFE LONG, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Song where the choirs of sunny heaven stand choired
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Nature; Walking; Desire


SCARLET, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow
Last Line: Bethink thee: today must end; there is no end of tomorrow.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Grief; Women; Sorrow; Sadness


SEASONS (1), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In spring time when the leaves are young
Last Line: And starved the snow he shines upon.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Flowers; Seasons; Summer


SEASONS (2), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Crocuses and snow drops wither
Last Line: Till spring and sunlight dawn again.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Flowers; Nature; Seasons


SEASONS (3), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh the cheerful budding-time
Last Line: And all hope of life seems lost.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Earth; Life; Nature; Seasons; World


SEEKING REST, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My mother said: the child is changed
Last Line: And think and weep alone.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Flowers; Pain; Rest; Seasons; Suffering; Misery


SERENADE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come, wander forth with me: the orange flowers
Last Line: Come, wander forth with me!
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


SEVEN VIALS HOLD THY WRATH, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Behold its shadow in the deed he did
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Anger; Worship; Prayer


SEXAGESIMA, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Yet earth was very good in days of old
Last Line: Earth shall be very good.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


SHADOWS TO-DAY, WHILE SHADOWS SHOW GOD'S WILL, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: In darkness for the city luminous
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Darkness; Shadows; God


SHALL I FORGET?, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Shall I forget on this side of the grave?
Last Line: (o my soul, lead the way he walks with me.)
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


SHALL NOT THE JUDGE OF ALL THE EARTH DO RIGHT?, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Remember, lord, and do
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Judgment Day


SHE CAME FROM THE UTTERMOST PART OF THE EARTH, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The half was not told me, said sheba's queen
Last Line: The half was not told.'
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


SHE SHALL BE BROUGHT UNTO THE KING, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The king's daughter is all glorious within
Last Line: The king's daughter is.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jerusalem


SHORT IS TIME, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Short is time, and only time is bleak
Last Line: Short is time.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Time


SHUT OUT, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The door was shut. I looked between
Last Line: And dear they are, but not so dear.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 1, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Angels at the foot
Last Line: My pretty babe in bed.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Watching Angels


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 101, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have a little husband
Last Line: Were light of limb.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 102, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The dear old woman in the lane
Last Line: And wheel her chair round, if we may.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Neighboring
Subject(s): Old Age; Women


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 103, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Swift and sure the swallow
Last Line: Swift and sure may fail.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 104, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I dreamt I caught a little owl
Last Line: Bloomed beneath the sun.'
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 105, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What does the bee do?
Last Line: Eat up the honey.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): What Do They Do?
Subject(s): Bees; Insects; Beekeeping; Bugs


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 106, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have a poll parrot
Last Line: Trembled for the doll.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Dolls; Toys


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 107, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A house of cards
Last Line: That's the fun.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Card Games; Playing Cards


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 108, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The rose with such a bonny blush
Last Line: What's in the sun to flush about?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 109, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The rose that blushes rosy red
Last Line: She may stand upright.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 11, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I dug and dug amongst the snow
Last Line: Will rear no blossom from the sand.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 110, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh fair to see
Last Line: Oh fair to see!
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Cherry Trees


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 111, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Clever little willie wee
Last Line: With sister margery.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 112, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The peach tree on the southern wall
Last Line: For grandmamma with her tea.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Fruit; Peaches


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 113, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A rose has thorns as well as honey
Last Line: For the day when I make merry.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Holly


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 114, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Is the moon tired? She looks so pale
Last Line: She fades away.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Moon


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 115, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If stars dropped out of heaven
Last Line: Beyond the cloudy bars.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Stars


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 116, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Good-by in fear, good-by in sorrow
Last Line: "never to part again."
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Farewell; Parting


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 117, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If the sun could tell us half
Last Line: Birds that cannot fly.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Cruelty


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 118, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If the moon came from heaven
Last Line: And do not peep by day!'
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 119, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O lady moon, your horns point toward the east
Last Line: Wane, be at rest.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): The Phases Of The Moon;lady Moon
Subject(s): Moon


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 12, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A city plum is not a plum
Last Line: A captain's log is not a log.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): A City Plum


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 120, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What do the stars do
Last Line: And do its maker's will.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Stars


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 121, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Motherless baby and babyless mother
Last Line: Bring them together to love one another.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Adoption; Childlessness


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 122, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Crimson curtains round my mother's bed
Last Line: For I am but a baby.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Babies; Infants


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 123, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Baby lies so fast asleep
Last Line: Kiss her once and leave her.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death - Children; Death - Babies


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 124, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I know a baby, such a baby
Last Line: And oh the sleepy eyes that wink!
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Babies; Infants


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 126, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lie a-bed
Last Line: Baby, sleep.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 13, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Your brother has a falcon
Last Line: My least little one.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 14, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hear what the mournful linnets say
Last Line: Too late to build, too sad to sing.'
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Desolation; Linnets


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 16, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hop-o'-my-thumb and little jack horner
Last Line: I never caught him growling and biting.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 18, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O wind, why do you never rest
Last Line: From the dim north bringing snow?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Wind


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 20, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Growing in the vale
Last Line: Sweet daffadowndilly.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): "growing In The Vale"";
Subject(s): Daffodils


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 21, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A linnet in a gilded cage
Last Line: Oh who could doubt it now?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Linnets


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 22, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wrens and robins in the hedge
Last Line: Everywhere!
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Nesting-time


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 23, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My baby has a mottled fist
Last Line: For he's the very thing for kisses.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Baby
Subject(s): Babies; Infants


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 24, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Why did baby die?
Last Line: But bow and die.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death - Children; Death - Babies


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 25, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If all were rain and never sun
Last Line: There'd be no rainbow still.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Sun And Rain


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 26, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O wind, where have you been?
Last Line: Make the turf so sweet.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Violets In Spring
Subject(s): Wind


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 27, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Brownie, brownie, let down your milk
Last Line: No sweeter scented than your breath.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Milk; Milkmen; Milkmaids


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 28, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On the grassy banks
Last Line: Watch by them and bleat.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Lambkins;lambs At Play
Subject(s): Lambs


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 29, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Rushes in a watery place
Last Line: Ripe fruit to follow.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 3, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My baby has a father and a mother
Last Line: Poor little baby!
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 30, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Minnie and mattie
Last Line: And fat little may.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Country Life


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 31, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Heartsease in my garden bed
Last Line: And the honey-trumpets fall.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Heartsease


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 32, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If I were a queen
Last Line: For I'd marry you.'
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 33, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What are heavy? Sea-sand and sorrow
Last Line: What are deep? The ocean and truth.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 34, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Stroke a flint, and there is nothing to admire
Last Line: Strike a flint, and forthwith flash out sparks of fire.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 35, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There is but one may in the year
Last Line: Bring up the flowers.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): May (Month)


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 36, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The summer nights are short
Last Line: Trill out their song.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Summer


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 37, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The days are clear
Last Line: And june!
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): June; Time


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 38, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twist me a crown of windflowers
Last Line: And to-night they die.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 39, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Brown and furry
Last Line: To live again a butterfly.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): The Caterpillar
Subject(s): Caterpillars; Insects; Bugs


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 4, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Our little baby fell asleep
Last Line: And kiss mamma again.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 40, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A toadstool comes up in a night
Last Line: But then it is an oak.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Oak;a Lesson
Subject(s): Toadstools


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 41, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A pocket-handkerchief to hem
Last Line: And after work is play!
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Stitching
Subject(s): Sewing; Time


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 42, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If a pig wore a wig
Last Line: To get one new.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 43, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Seldom 'can't'
Last Line: Never 'won't.'
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Good Advice


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 44, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: 1 and 1 are 2
Last Line: Pretty pictures, and no more.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 45, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How many seconds in a minute?
Last Line: No one knows the rhyme.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): How Many Seconds?
Subject(s): Time


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 46, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What will you give me for my pound?
Last Line: Four farthings, just so many.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 47, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: January cold desolate
Last Line: In bleak december.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): The Months
Subject(s): Christmas; Cold; Nativity, The


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 48, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What is pink? A rose is pink
Last Line: Just an orange!
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Color;what Is Pink?
Subject(s): Colors


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 49, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Mother shake the cherry-tree
Last Line: Knocking at the door.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Let's Be Merry


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 5, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Kookoorookoo! Kookoorookoo! / crows the cock before the morn
Last Line: The day, the day, the day is springing.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 50, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A pin has a head, but has no hair
Last Line: And baby crows, without being a cock.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): A Pin
Subject(s): Language; Nonsense; Words; Vocabulary


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 51, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hopping frog, hop here and be seen
Last Line: You won't hurt me, and I won't hurt you.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Frog And Toad
Subject(s): Animals; Frogs


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 52, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where innocent bright-eyed daisies are
Last Line: Out of a sky of green.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Daisies
Subject(s): Daisies; Flowers


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 54, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What does the donkey bray about
Last Line: What do the others say?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 55, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Three plum buns
Last Line: To scare sheep from the clover.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): A Snack


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 56, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A motherless soft lambkin
Last Line: Until he's strong and bold.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Lambs


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 57, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dancing on the hill-tops
Last Line: Happy little alice.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Alice


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 58, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When fishes set umbrellas up
Last Line: To shade them from the sun.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 59, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The peacock has a score of eyes
Last Line: Nor foxglove fit the fox.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): The Peacock


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 6, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Baby cry
Last Line: Baby gulp it up.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 60, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Pussy has a whiskered face
Last Line: And has a heart to love us all.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Four Pets
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 61, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The dog lies in his kennel
Last Line: And baby kiss me.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 62, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If hope grew on a bush
Last Line: Fading together?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): If Hope


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 63, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I planted a hand
Last Line: And earth sighed forlorn.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 64, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Under the ivy bush
Last Line: Lie down a-dying.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 65, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I am a king
Last Line: Makes bows at my gate.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 66, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There is one that has a head without an eye
Last Line: Half the answer hangs upon a thread!
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Riddle


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 67, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If a mouse could fly
Last Line: What would he find to say?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): If A Mouse


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 68, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sing me a song
Last Line: Ding dong bell.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): The Sisters


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 69, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The lily has an air
Last Line: When she blows.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): The Rose (3)
Subject(s): Flowers; Roses


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 7, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Eight o'clock / the postman's knock
Last Line: And three for dear mamma.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): The Postman
Subject(s): Postal Service; Postmen; Post Office; Mail; Mailmen


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 70, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Margaret has a milking-pail
Last Line: By the leafy limes.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 71, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the meadow - what in the meadow?
Last Line: In the garden.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 72, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A frisky lamb
Last Line: And the lanes half shadow.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 73, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Mix a pancake
Last Line: Catch it if you can.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): The Pancake


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 74, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The wind has such a rainy sound
Last Line: In the windy sea?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): The Wind;the Sound Of The Wind
Subject(s): Ships & Shipping; Wind


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 75, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Three little children
Last Line: With guardian angels.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Orphans; Foundlings


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 76, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fly away, fly away over the sea
Last Line: Bringing the summer and bringing the sun.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Fly Away, Swallow;the Swallow


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 77, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Minnie bakes oaten cakes
Last Line: Says she.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 78, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A white hen sitting
Last Line: Squat safe as safe can be.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 79, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Currants on a bush
Last Line: And ned to gather them.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 8, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bread and milk for breakfast
Last Line: On the cold days of the year.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 80, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Playing at bob cherry
Last Line: With the cherry tree.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Cherries; Fruit


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 81, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have but one rose in the world
Last Line: There'll be but thorns for stooping.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Flowers; Roses


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 82, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Rosy maiden winifred
Last Line: All is well.'
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 83, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Blind from my birth
Last Line: Where all joy-bells are ringing.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Birds; Blindness; Happiness; Larks; Visually Handicapped; Joy; Delight; Skylarks


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 84, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When the cows come home the milk is coming
Last Line: Winks his nose and sits all sunny.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Milking Time


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 86, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ding a ding
Last Line: For a funeral.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Bells


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 87, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A ring upon her finger
Last Line: At her side.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 89, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When a mounting skylark sings
Last Line: Only that heaven is heaven.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Skylark And Nightingale
Subject(s): Heaven; Paradise


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 9, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There's snow on the fields
Last Line: Out in the cold.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 90, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who has seen the wind?
Last Line: The wind is passing by.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Who Has Seen The Wind;the Wind
Subject(s): Bible; Religion; Wind; Theology


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 91, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The horses of the sea
Last Line: Toss and turn over.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Animals; Horses; Sea Horses


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 92, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O sailor, come ashore
Last Line: In the stormy sea.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Coral


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 93, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A diamond or a coal
Last Line: What time the waters freeze.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Diamonds


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 94, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: An emerald is as green as grass
Last Line: But a flint holds fire.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Jewels;precious Stones;a Flint
Subject(s): Usefullness


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 95, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Boats sail on the rivers
Last Line: Is prettier far than these.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): The Rainbow
Subject(s): Clouds


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 96, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The lily has a smooth stalk
Last Line: She sets the world on fire.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): The Rose


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 97, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hurt no living thing
Last Line: Nor harmless worms that creep.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Animal Rights; Animals; Environment; Animal Abuse; Vivisection; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 98, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I caught a little ladybird
Last Line: And cannot change to grey.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 99, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All the bells were ringing
Last Line: And all the birds are singing.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): The Broken Doll


SIR EUSTACE GREY (SEE CRABBE), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When I die, oh lay me low
Last Line: Death is immortality.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Crabbe, George (1754-1832); Death; Fear; Graves; Life; Love; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


SIR WINTER, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sir winter is coming across the wide sea
Last Line: Till he sings us the very best song that he can.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Birds; Sea; Singing & Singers; Winter; Ocean


SISTER MAUDE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who told my mother of my shame
Last Line: Bide you with death and sin.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


SIT DOWN IN THE LOWEST ROOM, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lord, give me grace
Last Line: Sit low, it aims awry to go up higher.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


SLAIN FROM THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Slain for man, slain for me
Last Line: O lamb of god, slain for man, slain for me.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


SLAIN IN THEIR HIGH PLACES: FALLEN ON REST, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Slain in their high places
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Altars; Worship


SLEEP AT SEA, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sound the deep waters
Last Line: Of all their ways.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Birds' Nests; Dreams; Sea; Sleep; Vanity; Nightmares; Ocean


SLEEP, SLEEP HAPPY CHILD.' - BLAKE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sleep, sleep, happy one
Last Line: Of another advent dawn
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death – Children; Peace; Heaven


SLEEPING AT LAST, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sleeping at last, the trouble and tumult over
Last Line: Sleeping at last.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Sleep; Dead, The


SO GREAT A CLOUD OF WITNESSES, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I think of the saints I have known
Last Line: Of the saint of saints, the king of kings, the lamb on the throne.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


SO I BEGAN MY WALK OF LIFE; NO STOP, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Of spirits reach me: is it so with you?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


SOEUR LOUISE DE LA MISERICORDE (1674), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have desired, and I have been desired
Last Line: Oh vanity of vanities, desire!
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Desire


SOMEWHERE OR OTHER, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Somewhere or other there must surely be / the face not seen, the voice not heard
Last Line: Fallen on a turf grown green.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


SON, REMEMBER, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I laid beside thy gate am lazarus
Last Line: Thirst in an unextinguishable fire.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


SONG (1), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh what comes over the sea
Last Line: And sail it slow or fast.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SONG (10), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When I am dead, my dearest, / sing no sad songs for me
Last Line: And haply may forget.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Requiem
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Grief; Life Change Events; Love - Loss Of; Melancholy; Mourning; Time; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Sorrow; Sadness; Dejection; Bereavement


SONG (2), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh roses for the flush of youth
Last Line: Before in the old time.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Aging; Flowers; Youth


SONG (3), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We buried her among the flower
Last Line: Fair, with the selfsame smile.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Flowers; Funerals; Grief; Tears; Burials; Sorrow; Sadness


SONG (4), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I saw her; she was lovely
Last Line: And hailed the coming day.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Beauty; Love; Marriage; Pain; Weddings; Husbands; Wives; Suffering; Misery


SONG (5), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She sat and sang alway
Last Line: Her songs died on the air.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


SONG (6), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It is not for her even brow
Last Line: Whose love makes many hearts rejoice.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Dreams; Hearts; Love; Singing & Singers; Nightmares


SONG (7), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have loved you for long long years ellen
Last Line: Tho' you will not love me yet? --
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Hearts; Love; Dead, The


SONG (8), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The stream moaneth as it floweth
Last Line: Lulling us from many woes.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Brooks; Earth; Rain; Seasons; Streams; Creeks; World


SONG (9), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Two doves upon the selfsame branch
Last Line: And never give a thought to night.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Doves; Happiness; Joy; Delight


SONGS IN A CORNFIELD, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A song in a cornfield
Last Line: Beat his breast, and call.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


SONNET, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Some say that love and joy are one: and so
Last Line: Though burning for a martyr's diadem.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Happiness; Love; Pain; Tears; Joy; Delight; Suffering; Misery


SONNET (FROM THE PSALMS), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All through the livelong night I lay awake
Last Line: Witness that such a quietness is best.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Prayer; Silence; Tears


SONNETS WRITTEN TO BOUTS-RIMES: 1, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Amid the shade of a deserted hall
Last Line: And here her bridal garlands were unbound.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Ruin
Subject(s): Home; Past; Ruins


SONNETS WRITTEN TO BOUTS-RIMES: 10A, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Would that I were a turnip white
Last Line: With deep-cut scolloped edges and a rim.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Writing & Writers


SONNETS WRITTEN TO BOUTS-RIMES: 10B, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I fancy the good fairies dressed in white
Last Line: Yet letting the white peep beyond the rim. --
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Autumn; Fairies; Flowers; Life; Seasons; Fall; Elves


SONNETS WRITTEN TO BOUTS-RIMES: 10C. VANITY FAIR, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Some ladies dress in muslin full and white
Last Line: Go to the bason, poke them o'er the rim. --
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Clothing & Dress; Women; Youth


SONNETS WRITTEN TO BOUTS-RIMES: 2, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I sit among green shady valleys oft
Last Line: What time the trees weep o'er me honeydew.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Grief; Nature; Silence; Sorrow; Sadness


SONNETS WRITTEN TO BOUTS-RIMES: 3, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wouldst thou give me a heavy jewelled crown
Last Line: Where shall be then the beauty of the globe?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Beauty; Earth; Evening; World; Sunset; Twilight


SONNETS WRITTEN TO BOUTS-RIMES: 4, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I said within myself: I am a fool
Last Line: Die if thou wilt; but what hast thou to fear?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Hearts; Life; Memory; Soul


SONNETS WRITTEN TO BOUTS-RIMES: 5, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I seek among the living, and I seek
Last Line: Weep for a little ere we go & play.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Friendship; Grief; Hearts; Love; Sorrow; Sadness


SONNETS WRITTEN TO BOUTS-RIMES: 6, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ah welladay and wherefore am I here?
Last Line: Thankful if one would take her by the hand.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Dawn; Hearts; Hope; Thought; Sunrise; Optimism; Thinking


SONNETS WRITTEN TO BOUTS-RIMES: 7, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And is this august weather? Nay, not so
Last Line: Cheer up there can be nothing worse to mind.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): August; Rain; Weather


SONNETS WRITTEN TO BOUTS-RIMES: 8, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Methinks the ills of life I fain would shun
Last Line: And I shall sorrow that I must forget.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Grief; Life; Love; Youth; Sorrow; Sadness


SONNETS WRITTEN TO BOUTS-RIMES: 9. THE PLAGUE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Listen, the last stroke of death's noon has struck
Last Line: Who mourneth for the multitude dead here?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Plague; Dead, The


SOONER OR LATER, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sooner or later: yet at last
Last Line: Show mercy on us then.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


SORROW HATH A DOUBLE VOICE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Farewell to sorrow!
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Pleasure; Grief


SOUND SLEEP, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Some are laughing, some are weeping
Last Line: To her soul at rest and shriven.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


SPEECHLESS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lord, thou art fulness, I am emptiness
Last Line: Extolling thine unuttered loveliness.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): God; Hearts


SPRING, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Frost-locked all the winter
Last Line: Hastening to die.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING FANCIES: 3, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If it's weary work to live, / it will rest us to lie dead
Last Line: For all the sap of spring.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Life; Spring


SPRING QUIET, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Gone were but the winter
Last Line: "though far off it be."
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Spring Fancies: 1
Subject(s): Flowers; Roses; Spring


ST. ANDREW'S CHURCH, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I listen to the holy antheming
Last Line: Can rule thy stubborn feelings or can teach.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Churches; Hearts; Love; Saints; Cathedrals


ST. BARNABAS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: St. Barnabas, with john his sister's son
Last Line: Neared it and passed; -- not there his landing-place.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Barnabas, Saint (1st Century); Cyprus; Paul, Saint (1st Century); Saul Of Tarsus


ST. BARTHOLOMEW, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: He bore an agony whereof the name
Last Line: Hath made his fellows quail.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Bartholomew, Saint (1st Century); Saints


ST. ELIZABETH OF HUNGARY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When if ever life is sweet
Last Line: For her light, her love, her king.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Hungary; Life; Religion; Saints; Theology


ST. JOHN, APOSTLE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Earth cannot bar flame from ascending
Last Line: That we in thee may abide together.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): John The Apostle, Saint (1st Century)


ST. MARK, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once like a broken bow mark sprang aside
Last Line: And bids them come up higher.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Mark, Saint (C. 46 A.d.)


ST. MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Service and strength, god's angels and archangels
Last Line: With all his creatures.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Angels; Michael, The Archangel; Saints; Michael, Saint


ST. PETER (1), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: St. Peter once: 'lord, dost thou wash my feet?'
Last Line: And sup with thee in glory by and by.'
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Peter, Saint (C. 64 A.d.)


ST. PETER (2), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Launch out into the deep, christ spake of old
Last Line: Unique, near thee, to love thee human-eyed?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Peter, Saint (C. 64 A.d.)


STANDING AFAR OFF FOR THE FEAR OF HER TORMENT, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Is this the end? Is there no end but this
Last Line: In solitude of fire she sits alone.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


STRANGE VOICES SING AMONG THE PLANETS WHICH, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: And our own shadow hides light with a mask?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Voices


SUBJECT TO LIKE PASSIONS WE ARE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Whoso hath anguish is not dead in sin
Last Line: And love, adore, rejoice, with all their might.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


SUMMER (1), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hark to the song of greeting
Last Line: Of some far distant clime.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Summer


SUMMER (2), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Winter is cold-hearted, / spring is yea and nay
Last Line: That days drone elsewehere.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Country Life; Summer


SUNDAY BEFORE ADVENT, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The end of all things is at hand
Last Line: The end of all things is at hand.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Advent


SUNSHINE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There's little sunshine in my heart
Last Line: You, guess.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Hearts; Sun


SURELY HE HATH BORNE OUR GRIEFS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Christ's heart was wrung for me
Last Line: Christ comes, -- and listens for that hour to strike.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


SURELY THERE IS AN ACHING VOID WITHIN, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: They were not equal to our sin-stained face
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Sin; Pride


SURSUM CORDA, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lift up your hearts
Last Line: And take my will, and take my heart, and take me too.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


SWEET DEATH, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sweetest blossoms die
Last Line: Prefer to glean with ruth?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


SWEETNESS OF REST WHEN THOU SHEDDEST REST, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Waiting to come to the birth
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): End Time; Patience


SYMBOLS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I watched a rosebud very long
Last Line: Should also take the rod?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Birds; Vengeance


TAKE CARE OF HIM', by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou whom I love, for whom I died
Last Line: Thou diddest it to me
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Sacrifice; Jesus Christ


TAKE NO THOUGHT FOR THE MORROW, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who knows? God knows: and what he knows
Last Line: Safe to her nest.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


TASSO AND LEONORA, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A glorious vision hovers o'er his soul
Last Line: Gazing upon him in the misty light.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Soul; Universe; Vision


TEMPUS FUGIT, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lovely spring
Last Line: And lapsing to winter cold.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Transience; Impermanence


THAT EDEN OF EARTH'S SUNRISE CANNOT VIE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: And call you blessed, in their glad surmise / of paradise
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Eden; Heaven; Adam & Eve


THAT NO MAN TAKE THY CROWN, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Be faithful unto death
Last Line: Be faithful unto death.'
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


THAT WHERE I AM, THERE YE MAY BE ALSO, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How know I that it looms lovely that land I have never
Last Line: Thou art there.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


THAT WHICH HATH BEEN IS NAMED ALREADY, AND THAT IS MAN, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Eye hath not seen: - yet man hath known and weighed
Last Line: Deep answereth deep.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


THE BATTLE WITHIN, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: God strengthen me to bear myself
Last Line: Break off the yoke and set me free.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Who Shall Deliver Me?
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


THE BOATMAN, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ferry me across the water
Last Line: "I'll ferry you."
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): The Ferryman;sing-song; A Nursery Rhyme Book: 88
Subject(s): Ferry Boats


THE BOURNE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Underneath the growing grass
Last Line: Seemed too narrow to contain.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


THE CHIEFEST AMONG TEN THOUSAND (1), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O jesu, better than thy gifts
Last Line: For thee, o only lord, for thee.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


THE CHIEFEST AMONG TEN THOUSAND (2), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When sick of life and all the world
Last Line: For god shall reign and god is love.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes Unto The Hills
Subject(s): God; Grief; Hearts; Life; Love; Sorrow; Sadness


THE CHINAMAN, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Centre of earth!' a chinaman he said
Last Line: His tail: those flames became its funeral-pyre.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): China; Hair; Maps


THE CITY MOUSE AND THE COUNTRY [OR, GARDEN] MOUSE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The city mouse lives in a house
Last Line: Poor little timid furry man.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Mice;sing-song; A Nursery Rhyme Book: 53
Subject(s): Mice


THE CONVENT THRESHOLD, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There's blood between us, love, my love
Last Line: And love with old familiar love.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Love; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


THE DAY IS AT HAND, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Watch yet a while
Last Line: Who served for us, who reigns for us above.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


THE DEAD BRIDE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There she lay so still and pale
Last Line: Death hath found her.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Brides; Death; Happiness; Heaven; Life; Dead, The; Joy; Delight; Paradise


THE DEAD CITY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once I rambled in a wood
Last Line: And I straightway knelt and prayed.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Cities; Death; Fear; Forests; Grief; Urban Life; Dead, The; Woods; Sorrow; Sadness


THE DREAM, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Rest, rest; the troubled breast
Last Line: A very dream of dreams.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Dreams; Happiness; Life; Love; Dead, The; Nightmares; Joy; Delight


THE DYING MAN TO HIS BETROTHED, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: One word - 'tis all I ask of thee
Last Line: O christ, who art the gate of heaven!
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Grief; Life; Love; Marriage; Dead, The; Sorrow; Sadness; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


THE EARTH SHALL TREMBLE AT THE LOOK OF THE HIM, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the lord
Last Line: Tremble, thou earth.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


THE ELEVENTH HOUR, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Faint and worn and aged
Last Line: Sit thou down for evermore.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


THE END IS NOT YET, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Home by different ways
Last Line: Home by different ways.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


THE END OF TIME, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou who art dreary
Last Line: And soon must end the night, and soon must dawn the day.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Fear; Hope; Time; Youth; Dead, The; Optimism


THE FACE OF JESUS CHRIST, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Is this the face that thrills with awe
Last Line: This face, the face of jesus christ.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): The Descent From The Cross
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


THE FAITHLESS SHEPHERDESS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There once was a time when I loved
Last Line: And arrest all these fast-flowing tears.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Faith; Love - Loss Of; Pain; Shepherds & Shepherdesses; Unfaithfulness; Belief; Creed; Suffering; Misery; Infidelity; Adultery; Inconstancy


THE FIRST SPRING DAY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I wonder if the sap is stirring yet
Last Line: Till I too blossom and rejoice and sing.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Spring


THE FLOWER FOLK, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hope is like a harebell trembling from its birth
Last Line: But the rose with all its thorns excels them both.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Hope;sing-song; A Nursery Rhyme Book: 17
Subject(s): Flowers; Roses


THE FLOWERS APPEAR ON THE EARTH, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Young girls wear flowers
Last Line: Lost eden's own delection.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Flowers


THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND CHURCH OF THE FIRSTBORN, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bring me to see, lord, bring me yet to see
Last Line: Friends, brethren, sisters, of lord jesus christ.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


THE GERMAN-FRENCH CAMPAIGN, 1870-1871, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All her corn-fields rippled in the sunshine
Last Line: After france?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Franco-prussian War (1870-1871)


THE GHOST'S PETITION, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There's a footstep coming; look out and see
Last Line: "any more with the pains I take?"
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


THE GOAL IN SIGHT! LOOK UP AND SING, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: The goal in sight
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Life; Death


THE GOLD OF THAT LAND IS GOOD, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I long for joy, o lord, I long for gold
Last Line: To make me long so till thou make me blest.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


THE GOOD SHEPHERD, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O shepherd with the bleeding feet
Last Line: Ninety and nine.'
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


THE GREATEST OF THESE IS CHARITY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A moon impoverished amid stars curtailed
Last Line: Where light shines full and where the palm-tree blows.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Charity; Philanthropy


THE GREEN CORNFIELD, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The earth was green, the sky was blue
Last Line: And listened longer than I did.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Birds; Fields; Larks; Pastures; Meadows; Leas; Skylarks


THE HALF MOON SHOWS A FACE OF PLAINTIVE SWEETNESS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: To finished loss or finished gain
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Moon; Life; Joy; Pain


THE HEART KNOWETH ITS OWN BITTERNESS' (1), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Weep yet a while
Last Line: Who died below, who lives for thee above
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Tears; God; Grief


THE HEART KNOWETH ITS OWN BITTERNESS' (2), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When all the overwork of life
Last Line: I full of christ and christ of me.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): God; Hearts; Labor & Laborers; Life; Soul; Work; Workers


THE HILLS ARE TIPPED WITH SUNSHINE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Song where the choirs of sunny heaven stand choired
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Mountains; Walking; Nature; Weariness


THE HOLY CITY, NEW JERUSALEM, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Jerusalem is built of gold
Last Line: Home one by one, home one and all.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jerusalem


THE HOUR AND THE GHOST, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O love, love, hold me fast
Last Line: Toss and howl and spin.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


THE INQUITY OF THE FATHERS UPON THE CHILDREN, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh the rose of keenest thorn
Last Line: Amen.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Under The Rose; %'the Iniquity Of The Fathers Upon The Children'
Subject(s): Children - Illegitimate; Flowers; Roses; Birth - Out Of Wedlock; Bastards


THE KEY-NOTE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where are the songs I used to know
Last Line: Of winter's pause -- and why not I?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Aging


THE LAMBS OF GRASMERE, 1860, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The upland flocks grew starved and thinned
Last Line: And scarce-saved lambs of westmoreland.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Grasmere, England; Lambs


THE LAST ANSWER (WRITTEN TO BOUTS-RIMES), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She turned round to me with her steadfast eyes
Last Line: But she, meanwhile, only grew statelier.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Kisses; Love; Tears; Dead, The


THE LAST COMPLAINT, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Woe is me! An old man said
Last Line: My last look of the clear moon.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Aging; Death; Life; Sleep; Dead, The


THE LAST LOOK, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Her face was like an opening rose
Last Line: No need, if I forget.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Heaven; Memory; Dead, The; Paradise


THE LAST WORDS OF ST. TELEMACHUS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There is a sound of weeping; wherefore weep
Last Line: For ever blest!
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Grief; Memory; Praise; Saints; Dead, The; Sorrow; Sadness


THE LOTUS-EATERS; ULYSSES TO PENELOPE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In a far distant land they dwell
Last Line: All things resting everywhere.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Homer (10th Century B.c.); Mythology - Classical; Poetry & Poets; Ulysses; Iliad; Odyssey; Odysseus


THE LOVE OF CHRIST WHICH PASSETH KNOWLEDGE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I bore with thee, long, weary days and nights
Last Line: A harvest--come and reap.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


THE LOWEST PLACE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Give me the lowest place, not that I dare
Last Line: My god and love thee so.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


THE LOWEST ROOM, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Like flowers sequestered from the sun
Last Line: And many last be first.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


THE MARTYR, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: See, the sun hath risen
Last Line: Satisfied with hopeful rest, and replete with god.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Heaven; Martyrs; Religion; Sin; Tears; Paradise; Theology


THE MASSACRE OF PERUGIA; FRAGMENT, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A trumpet pealed thro' france. Then italy
Last Line: Perugia on her fort-crowned hill
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Nations; Sea; War; Ocean


THE MASTER IS COME, AND CALLETH FOR THEE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who calleth? - thy father calleth
Last Line: Bids thee give up thy heart to him.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


THE MILKING-MAID, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The year stood at its equinox
Last Line: Good-bye, my wayside posy!
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): A Farm Walk
Subject(s): Admiration


THE MONTHS: A PAGEANT, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Cold the day and cold the drifted snow
Last Line: And begin dancing round to a stately measure as the curtain falls.]
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Seasons


THE NAME OF JESUS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Jesus, lord god from all eternity
Last Line: I plead thyself, I plead thy name.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


THE NOVICE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I love one and he loveth me
Last Line: And shadowy branches wave.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Life; Love; Nature; Dead, The


THE OFFERING OF THE NEW LAW, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once I thought to sit so high
Last Line: With these for me thy bread is spread.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


THE P.R.B.: 1, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The two rossettis (brothers they)
Last Line: * * * * * * *
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Millais, Sir John E. (1829-1896); Pre-raphaelites; Rossetti, Dante Gabriel (1828-1882); Rossetti, William Michael (1829-1919); Woolner, Thomas (1825-1892)


THE P.R.B.: 2, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The p.R.B. Is in its decadence: / for woolner in australia cooks his chops
Last Line: And so the consummated p.R.B.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Hunt, Holman (1827-1910); Language; Millais, Sir John E. (1829-1896); Pre-raphaelites; Rivers; Rossetti, Dante Gabriel (1828-1882); Smoking; Words; Vocabulary; Tobacco; Pipes; Cigars; Cigarettes


THE PASSION FLOWER HATH SPRUNG UP TALL, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Tending toward the sky
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Passion Flowers


THE POOR GHOST, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh whence do you come, my dear
Last Line: "let me sleep now till the judgment day."
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


THE PRINCE'S PROGRESS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Till all sweet gums and juices flow
Last Line: Cut down and spread.'
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


THE PURIFICATION OF ST. MARY THE VIRGIN, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Purity born of a maid
Last Line: Her god and redeemer and child.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Mary. Mother Of Jesus; Virtue; Women - Bible; Virgin Mary


THE QUEEN OF HEARTS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How comes it, flora, that, whenever we
Last Line: Natural affinity.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Luck


THE RANSOMED OF THE LORD, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thy lovely saints do bring thee love
Last Line: A drop from thine abyss.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


THE ROSE (1), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Gentle, gentle river / hurrying along
Last Line: T will cheer life's wilderness.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Flowers; Life; Rivers; Roses


THE ROSE (2), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O rose, thou flower of flowers, thou fragrant wonder
Last Line: To gladden earth and cheer all hearts below.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Flowers; Roses


THE RUINED CROSS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She wreathed bright flower-wreaths in her hair
Last Line: The youthful wanderer died.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Crosses; Death; Flowers; Love; Dead, The


THE SAUCCESSION OF KINGS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: William the norman was brave in the field
Last Line: Reigns over england beloved and at peace.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Cromwell, Oliver (1599-1658); England; Peace; English


THE SINNER'S OWN FAULT, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: God help us both to mend and pray
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): God; Responsibilities


THE SOLITARY ROSE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O happy rose, red rose, that bloomest lonely
Last Line: O happy rose.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Beauty; Birds; Flowers; Night; Nightingales; Roses; Bedtime


THE SONG OF THE STAR, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I am a star dwelling on high
Last Line: In the azure light of infinity.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Life; Love; Stars


THE SPRING IS COME AGAIN NOT AS AT FIRST, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Peace on my brow now marked with many a line
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Spring


THE SUMMER IS ENDED (1), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wreathe no more lilies in my hair
Last Line: Only a little while.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Flowers; Lilies; Summer; Dead, The


THE SUMMER IS ENDED (2), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To think that this meaningless thing was ever a rose
Last Line: Bent we cannot re-bend.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Summer


THE THREAD OF LIFE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The irresponsive silence of the land
Last Line: And sing, o grave, where is thy victory?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Jesus Christ; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


THE THREE ENEMIES, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet, thou art pale
Last Line: "answer thou for me, wise and just."
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Faith; Religion; Belief; Creed; Theology


THE TIME OF WAITING, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Life is fleeting, joy is fleeting
Last Line: For meek patience, let us pray.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Grief; Happiness; Love; Religion; Waiting; Sorrow; Sadness; Joy; Delight; Theology


THE TREES' COUNSELLING, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I was strolling sorrowfully
Last Line: "shall discern in all things merit."
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


THE WATCHERS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She fell asleep among the flowers
Last Line: May they all meet in heaven. Amen.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Angels; Crosses; Grief; Love; Prayer; Sorrow; Sadness


THE WATER SPIRIT'S SONG, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the silent hour of even
Last Line: And with her till morn dwell joyously.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Moon; Sea; Singing & Singers; Stars; Water; Ocean


THE WAY OF THE WORLD, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A boat that sails upon the sea
Last Line: And watch and prayer.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Boats; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Ocean


THE WHOLE HEAD IS SICK AND THE WHOLE HEART FAINT', by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Woe for the young who say that life is long
Last Line: And this earth changeth and is perishing
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Youth; Disillusion; Weariness


THE WILL OF THE LORD BE DONE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O lord, fulfil thy will
Last Line: Be the days few or many, good or ill.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Prayer


THE WORLD, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: By day she wooes me, soft, exceeding fair
Last Line: Till my feet, cloven too, take hold on hell?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Earth; World


THE WORLD'S HARMONIES, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh listen, listen, for the earth
Last Line: Who turneth from his sin.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Earth; Life; Singing & Singers; World


THEN I COMMENDED MIRTH, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A merry heart is a continual feast
Last Line: A merry heart.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


THEN SHALL YE SHOUT, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It seems an easy thing
Last Line: Our love-song while we wait.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


THEN THEY THAT FEARED THE LORD SPAKE OFTEN ONE TO ANOTHER', by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Friend I commend to thee the narrow way
Last Line: Loved us while hating even to death our sin
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Life; Death; God


THEN WHOSE SHALL THOSE THINGS BE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh what is earth, that we should build
Last Line: While step by step death nears the door?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


THERE IS A BUDDING MORROW IN MIDNIGHT, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wintry boughs against a wintry sky
Last Line: Or about to break.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Winter


THERE REMAINETH THEREFORE A REST, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the grave will be no space
Last Line: Struggling, panting up to god.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


THERE REMAINETH THEREFORE A REST FOR THE PEOPLE OF GOD', by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come blessed sleep, most full, most perfect, come
Last Line: And thou, with john, shalt lie upon my breast
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Calm; Sleep; Weariness


THERE REMAINETH THEREFORE A REST FOR THE PEOPLE OF GOD', by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Rest remains when all is done
Last Line: Struggling panting up to god
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Rest


THERE REMAINETH THEREFORE A REST TO THE PEOPLE OF GOD, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Rest remains when all is done
Last Line: Struggling, panting up to god.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


THEY DESIRE A BETTER COUNTRY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I would not if I could undo my past
Last Line: Follow me hither, follow, rise, and come.'
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


THEY LIE AT REST, OUR BLESSED DEAD, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Our own beyond the salt sea-wall
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death


THEY PUT THEIR TRUST IN THEE, AND WERE NOT CONFOUNDED, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Together once, but never more
Last Line: Whatso it be.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


THEY SHALL BE AS WHITE AS SNOW, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Whiteness most white
Last Line: Whiteness most white.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Virtue; White (Color)


THIS NEAR-AT-HAND LAND BREEDS PAIN BY MEASURE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Come, gaze upon jesu
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


THOU ART FAIRER THAN THE CHILDREN OF MEN, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A rose, a lily, and the face of christ
Last Line: Complete their orison.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


THOU KNEWEST ... THOU OUGHTEST THEREFORE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Behold in heaven a floating dazzling cloud
Last Line: And strong in patient weakness till the end.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


THOU, GOD, SEEST ME, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ah me that I should be
Last Line: Lord, help me to begin.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


THREE MOMENTS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The child said: pretty bird
Last Line: "oh happy thou!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Birds; Children; Mothers; Pain; Tears; Childhood; Suffering; Misery


THREE NUNS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Shadow, shadow on the wall
Last Line: "the spirit and the bride say, come."
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Life; Nuns; Singing & Singers; Tears; Dead, The


THREE SEASONS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A cup for hope!' she said
Last Line: And solitary dove.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Seasons


THREE STAGES: 1. A PAUSE OF THOUGHT, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I looked for that which is not, nor can be
Last Line: Turnest to follow it.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): A Pause Of Thought


THREE STAGES: 2. THE END OF THE FIRST PART, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My happy happy dream is finished with
Last Line: Of the last lingering chime.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


THREE STAGES: 3, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I thought to deal the death-stroke at a blow
Last Line: What once I gave, again.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


THRO' BURDEN AND HEAT OF THE DAY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Thro' burden and heat?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Worship; Labor & Laborers; Weariness


THY FAINTING SPOUSE, YET STILL THY SPOUSE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: And tired, thy dove
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Marriage


THY FRIEND AND THY FATHER'S FRIEND FORGET NOT, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Friends, I commend to you the narrow way
Last Line: For us, and holds us with a wounded hand?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


THY LILIES DRINK THE DEW, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Spotless and sweet,thy lamb to follow thee
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Lilies; Lambs; God


THY NAME, O CHRIST, AS INCENSE STREAMING FORTH, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Nay, lord, what art thou not?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


THY SERVANT WILL GO AND FIGHT WITH THIS PHILISTINE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sorrow of saints is sorrow of a day
Last Line: Die for thy lord, as once for thee thy lord.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


TILL TO-MORROW, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Long have I longed, till I am tired
Last Line: Beyond all clouds loves me my heavenly lover.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Aging


TIME LENGTHENING, IN THE LENGTHENING SEEMETH LONG, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Eternity still here and still to come
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Time; Eternity


TIME PASSETH AWAY WITH ITS PLEASURE AND PAIN, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Time passeth away
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Time; Eternity


TIME SEEMS NOT SHORT, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: And for a song?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Time


TO EVERY SEED HIS OWN BODY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bone to his bone, grain to his grain of dust
Last Line: Wrung sore, what will it be to reembrace?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


TO LALLA, READING MY VERSES TOPSY-TURVY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Darling little cousin, / with yout thoughtful look
Last Line: Though I know the most.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Books; Eyes; Reading


TO MARY ROSSETTI, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You were born in the spring
Last Line: In green and in flowers.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Birds; Flowers; Spring


TO MY FIOR-DI-LISA, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The rose is love's own flower, and love's no less
Last Line: In the deep-hearted rose.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Flowers; Lilies; Love; Roses


TO MY FIRST LOVE, MY MOTHER, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sonnets are full of love, and this my tome
Last Line: Of time and change and mortal life and death.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Sonnets Are Full Of Love
Subject(s): Mothers


TO MY FRIEND ELIZABETH; WITH SOME POSTAGE STAMPS FOR A COLLECTION, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweetest elizabeth, accept, I pray
Last Line: Thought here, smiles there; perfection lies betwixt.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): To Elizabeth Read
Subject(s): Friendship; Postage Stamps; Smiles


TO MY MOTHER ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF HER BIRTH, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Today's your natal day
Last Line: Great happiness.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): To My Mother On Her Birthday
Subject(s): Birthdays; Mothers


TO THE END, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There are lilies for her sisters
Last Line: And leaning from the door.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Angels; Death; Flowers; Heaven; Lilies; Love; Dead, The; Paradise


TO WHAT PURPOSE IS THIS WASTE?, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A windy shell singing upon the shore
Last Line: Shall he find faith upon the earth? --
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Angels; Faith; Heaven; Love; Singing & Singers; Belief; Creed; Paradise


TO WILLIAM BELL SCOTT, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My old admiration before I was twenty
Last Line: The fun of a heavy old heart.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Aging; Hearts


TO-MORROW, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Passing away the bliss
Last Line: Tomorrow.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Passing
Subject(s): Grief; Past; Sorrow; Sadness


TODAY AND TO-MORROW, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All the world is out in leaf
Last Line: Fast asleep and weary --
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Spring Fancies: 2
Subject(s): Change; Earth; Life; Spring; World


TODAY'S BURDEN, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Arise, depart, for this is not your rest
Last Line: Nor have those rest who wrestle and who fall.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


TOLL, BELL, TOLL. FOR HOPE IS FLYING, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Toll, bell, toll
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Bells; Hope; Moles; Soul


TOUCHING NEVER, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Because you never yet have loved me, dear
Last Line: Was possible, or probable, or true.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


TRINITY SUNDAY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My god, thyself being love thy heart is love
Last Line: We change, but thou remainest; yea and yea!
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Trinity Sunday


TRULY THE LIGHT IS SWEET, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Light colourless doth colour all things else
Last Line: Oh well is thee, and happy shalt thou be.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


TUESDAY IN HOLY WEEK, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: By thy long-drawn anguish to atone
Last Line: All mankind and all I love and me.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Holy Week


TUNE ME, O LORD, INTO ONE HARMONY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Tune me, o lord
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): God; Grace; Love


TWICE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I took my heart in my hand
Last Line: But shall not question much.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Love - Complaints; Women


TWILIGHT CALM, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh pleasant eventide
Last Line: The quiet sands have run.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Dusk


TWILIGHT NIGHT: 1, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We met hand to hand
Last Line: So long ago, as I remember yet.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Longing


TWILIGHT NIGHT: 2, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where my heart is (wherever that may be)
Last Line: Again to-day I watch the accustomed way.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Longing


TWO ENIGMAS: 1, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Name any gentlemen you spy
Last Line: Forth from the sanctuary of home.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): New Enigmas
Subject(s): Curiosities & Wonders; Home; Wandering & Wanderers


TWO PARTED, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sing of a love lost and forgotten
Last Line: "-- ""oh for the silence that stilleth all sighs."" --"
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Dreams; Love; Sea; Nightmares; Ocean


TWO PURSUITS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A voice said, 'follow, follow'; and I rose
Last Line: And will not leave me till I shall go hence.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Life; Religion; Voices; Theology


TWO THOUGHTS OF DEATH: 1, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Her heart that loved me once is rottenness
Last Line: Their's too shall be as tho' it had not been.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Love; Thought; Worms; Dead, The; Thinking


TWO THOUGHTS OF DEATH: 2, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: So I said underneath the dusky trees
Last Line: And whose day shall no more turn back to night.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Earth; Love; Memory; Dead, The; World


UNDER WILLOWS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Under willows among the graves
Last Line: She shall die at last.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Love; Seasons; Willow Trees


UNDINE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She did not answer him again
Last Line: The hope of life was o'er.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Faces; Hearts; Love; Memory


UNFORGOTTEN, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh unforgotten! / how long ago? One spirit saith
Last Line: The single grain shall wax to ten.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Life; Love; Youth; Dead, The


UNSPOTTED LAMBS TO FOLLOW THE ONE LAMB, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: I know the answer unto love is love
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Lambs; Love


UNTIL THE DAY BREAK, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When will the day bring its pleasure
Last Line: Hide in my heart till the vengeance be past.'
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


UP-HILL, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Does the road wind up-hill all the way?
Last Line: Yea, beds for all who come.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Uphill
Subject(s): Death; Faith; Heaven; Hotels; Life; Pilgrimages & Pilgrims; Religion; Time; Travel; Dead, The; Belief; Creed; Paradise; Inns; Innskeepers; Motels; Boarding Houses; Theology; Journeys; Trips


VALENTINES TO MY MOTHER: 1876, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fairer than younger beauties, more beloved
Last Line: Last valentine.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Holidays; Kisses; Life; Time; Valentine's Day


VALENTINES TO MY MOTHER: 1877, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Own mother dear
Last Line: Because the same.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Holidays; Love; Mothers; Valentine's Day


VALENTINES TO MY MOTHER: 1878, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Blessed dear and heart's delight
Last Line: Bless your valentine.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Holidays; Love; Mothers; Valentine's Day


VALENTINES TO MY MOTHER: 1879, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Mother mine / whom every year
Last Line: Gives you a kiss.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Kisses; Mothers; Singing & Singers; Spring


VALENTINES TO MY MOTHER: 1880, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: More shower than shine
Last Line: Thro' summer's flush, thro' autumn's fading hour.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Holidays; Mothers; Valentine's Day


VALENTINES TO MY MOTHER: 1881, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Too cold almost for hope of spring
Last Line: Is all in all?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Holidays; Love; Mothers; Valentine's Day


VALENTINES TO MY MOTHER: 1882, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My blessed mother dozing in her chair
Last Line: A lifelong love to this dear saint of mine.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Holidays; Mothers; Singing & Singers; Soul; Valentine's Day; Songs


VALENTINES TO MY MOTHER: 1883, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A world of change and loss, a world of death
Last Line: Your valentine rejoices having you.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Holidays; Life; Love; Mothers; Valentine's Day; Dead, The


VALENTINES TO MY MOTHER: 1884, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Another year of joy and grief
Last Line: You guide, & I your valentine.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Holidays; Life; Love; Mothers; Valentine's Day


VALENTINES TO MY MOTHER: 1885, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All the robin redbreasts
Last Line: And I'm your valentine.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Birds; Holidays; Mothers; Valentine's Day


VALENTINES TO MY MOTHER: 1886, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Winter's latest snowflake is the snowdrop flower
Last Line: My pleasure and my treasure o blessed mother mine.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Flowers; Holidays; Life; Mothers; Valentine's Day


VANITY OF VANITIES (1), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ah woe is me for pleasure that is vain
Last Line: Saying one to another 'how vain it is!'
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Vanity


VANITY OF VANITIES (2), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Of all the downfalls in the world
Last Line: Kind lord, show pity.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


VENUS'S LOOKING-GLASS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I marked where lovely venus and her court
Last Line: His toil, and laught and hoped and was content.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Mythology - Classical; Venus (Goddess)


VIGIL OF ALL SAINTS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Up, my drowsing eyes
Last Line: Up! Let's trudge another mile.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Saints


VIGIL OF ANNUNCIATION, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All weareth, all wasteth
Last Line: But their to-morrow's rest what tongue shall say?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Annunciation, The


VIGIL OF ST. BATHOLOMEW, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lord, to thine own grant watchful hearts and eyes
Last Line: Transfiguring their aspects to his own.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Bartholomew, Saint (1st Century); Saints


VIGIL OF ST.PETER, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O jesu, gone so far apart
Last Line: Thy penitent.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


VIGIL OF THE PRESENTATION, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Long and dark the nights, dim and short the days
Last Line: Thee our god we praise.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


WAS THY WRATH AGAINST THE SEA, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sea laments with unappeasable
Last Line: Attest: god doeth right.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


WE ARE OF THOSE WHO TREMBLE AT THY WORD, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: We are of those
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Faith; Hope


WE KNOW NOT WHEN, WE KNOW NOT WHERE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: One day to see him face to face, / one day
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ; Faith


WEARY [IN WELL-DOING], by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I would have gone; god bade me stay
Last Line: And rest with thee?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ; Worship


WEDNESDAY IN HOLY WEEK, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Man's life is death. Yet christ endured to live
Last Line: Blood -- in vain?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Holy Week; Jesus Christ = Suffering & Sacrifice


WEE WEE HUSBAND, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Comfits, nor honey
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Marriage; Money


WEIGH ALL MY FAULTS AND FOLLIES RIGHTEOUSLY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: My guilt, my folly, even my heart of stone
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Judgment Day


WHAT ARE THESE LOVELY ONES, YEA, WHAT ARE THESE?, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: We cast our crowns before the lamb our might
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


WHAT GOOD SHALL ALL MY LIFE DO ME', by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No hope in life: yet is there hope
Last Line: With love and cast their lots with you
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Love – Nature Of


WHAT GOOD SHALL MY LIFE DO ME?, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Have dead men long to wait
Last Line: Rise up, achieve.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


WHAT HATH GOD WROUGHT, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The shout of a king is among them
Last Line: One king and one love, and one shout of one worshiping throng.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


WHAT IS IT JESUS SAITH UNTO THE SOUL?, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Who tells thee what to-morrow keeps in store?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ; Future; Worship


WHAT IS THAT TO THEE? FOLLOW THOU ME, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lie still, my restive heart, lie still
Last Line: None other, which thou orderest not.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


WHAT IS THE BEGINNING?, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Worthy you and me
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Wedding Song


WHAT IS THIS ABOVE THY HEAD, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Sinner, — or saint
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Saints; Sin; Life Choices


WHAT SAPPHO WOULD HAVE SAID .. LEAP CURED INSTEAD OF KILLING, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Love, love, that having found a heart
Last Line: Fill me and make me wholly thine.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Flowers; Hate; Hearts; Love; Time


WHAT TO DO, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh my love and my own own deary
Last Line: While my life goes creeping.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Life; Love; Sleep


WHAT WILL IT BE, O MY SOUL, WHAT WILL IT BE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: To rest and revive and rejoice, to rejoice and to rest
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Life Choices


WHAT WOULD I GIVE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What would I give for a heart of flesh to warm me through
Last Line: To wash the stain ingrain, and to make me clean again.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


WHAT'S IN A NAME, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Why has spring one syllable less
Last Line: Long ago.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Names; Seasons


WHAT?, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Strengthening as secret manna
Last Line: But oh how sweet the stream.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Dreams; Life; Memory; Nightmares


WHATSOEVER IS RIGHT, THAT SHALL YE RECEIVE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When all the overwork of life
Last Line: All one in christ, so one -- (please god!) -- with me.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


WHEN I WAS IN TROUBLE I CALLED UPON THE LORD, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A burdened heart that bleeds and bears
Last Line: Itself thy gift.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


WHEN MY HEART IS VEXED I WILL COMPLAIN, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The fields are white to harvest, look and see
Last Line: At set of sun.'
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


WHEN MY HEART IS VEXED I WILL COMPLAIN', by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O lord, how canst thou say thou lovest me
Last Line: Yea, thou shalt wake in paradise with me
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Despair; God


WHEN WICKEDNESS IS BROKEN AS A TREE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Is but a trembling of enraptured love
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jerusalem


WHERE LOVE IS, THERE COMES SORROW, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Then such a long to-morrow
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Love – Nature Of; Grief


WHERE NEITHER RUST NOR MOTH DOTH CORRUPT, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Nerve us with patience, lord, to toil or rest
Last Line: Past utmost bound of the everlasting hills.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


WHERE NEVER TEMPEST HEAVETH, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Nor harvest faileth, / reap
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


WHERE SHALL I FIND A WHITE ROSE BLOWING?, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: No more winter and no more sorrow / to-morrow
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Roses; Disappointment


WHERE THEIR WORM DIETH NOT, AND THE FIRE IS NOT QUENCHED, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In tempest and storm, b;ackness of darkness for ever
Last Line: In tempest and storm
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Worms


WHITHER THE TRIBES GO UP, EVEN THE TRIBES OF THE LORD, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Light is our sorrow for it ends tomorrow
Last Line: Sing with all saints and rest with them.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


WHITSUN DAY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: At sound as of rushing wind, and sight as of fire
Last Line: In the power of the holy ghost.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Whitsun


WHITSUN EVE (1), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The white dove cooeth in her downy nest
Last Line: Thou wert born for us in time of snow.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Whitsun


WHITSUN EVE (2), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As many as I love. - ah lord
Last Line: To thee for rest and love.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Whitsun


WHITSUN MONDAY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We know not a voice of that river
Last Line: The pure river flows.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Whitsun


WHITSUN TUESDAY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lord jesus christ, our wisdom and our rest
Last Line: Come hither, sit with me upon my throne.'
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Whitsun


WHO CARES FOR EARTHLY BREAD THO WHITE?, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: And bid you meet me there again
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Relationships


WHO HATH DESPISED THE DAY OF SMALL THINGS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As violets so be I recluse and sweet
Last Line: And bloom and make them fair.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


WHO HAVE A FORM OF GODLINESS', by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When I am sick and tired it is god's will
Last Line: Nor fainting though the time be almost past
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Poverty; Solitude; Weariness; God


WHO IS THIS THAT COMETH UP NOT ALONE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Who is this?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Marriage; Identity


WHO SHALL MY WANDERING THOUGHTS STEADY & FIX, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: And having died thou shalt see all things after
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Evil; Sin


WHO SHALL SAY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I toiled on, but thou
Last Line: Still rememberest thou?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Absence; Hearts; Love; Rest; Separation; Isolation


WHO SITS WITH THE KING IN HIS THRONE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Who sits with the king in his bride
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Brides; Courts & Courtiers


WHOM THE LORD LOVETH HE CHASTENETH, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: One sorrow more? I thought the tale complete
Last Line: One sorrow more.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


WHY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lord, if I love thee and thou lovest me
Last Line: And thou therein shalt waken satisfied.'
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


WIFE TO HUSBAND, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Pardon the faults in me
Last Line: I must die.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


WILL THESE HANDS NE'ER BE CLEAN?, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And who is this lies prostrate at thy feet
Last Line: But thou shalt not forget.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Life; Memory; Vengeance; Dead, The


WILL YOU BE THERE?, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Will you be there? My yearning heart has cried
Last Line: And find its own fulfilment in your bliss.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


WINTER, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet blackbird is silenced with chaffinch and thrush
Last Line: Till he sings us the very best song that he can.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER RAIN, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Every valley drinks
Last Line: Or lily on the water.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Rain


WINTER: MY SECRET, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I tell my secret? No indeed, not I
Last Line: Or you may guess.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): My Secret
Subject(s): Secrets; Winter


WISDOM, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wisest of sparrows that sparrow which sitteth alone
Last Line: Seated alone and in peace till god bids it arise.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Yea, The Sparrow Hath Found An House
Subject(s): Sparrows; Wisdom


WISHES; SONNET, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh! Would that I were very far away
Last Line: And heard thy gentle voice, my mother kind.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Sea; Wishes; Ocean


WITHERING, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fade tender lily
Last Line: Back to pleasant spring.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Autumn
Subject(s): Autumn; Change; Flowers; Seasons; Fall


WITHIN THE VEIL, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She holds a lily in her hand
Last Line: But sure one day to be mine own.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Flowers; Hair; Jesus Christ; Lilies; Roses


WORSHIP GOD, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lord, if thy word had been
Last Line: Wilt thou not wait? Yea, thou hast waited long.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


WRESTLING, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Alas my lord / how should I wrestle all the livelong night
Last Line: Hold thou us fast, and give us sleep till day.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): God; Jesus Christ; Love; Prayer; Strength


YE ARE COME UNTO MOUNT SION, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fear, faith, and hope, have sent their hearts above
Last Line: Of glory, look on love and mirror love.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


YE HAVE FORGOTTEN THE EXHORTATION', by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bury thy dead, dear friend
Last Line: Take comfort, he will not forget
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Funerals; Soul; Angels; Heaven; God


YE THAT FEAR HIM, BOTH SMALL AND GREAT, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Great or small below
Last Line: Crowned, discrowned, in adoration of thee.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


YEA, I HAVE A GOODLY HERITAGE', by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My vineyard that is mine I have to keep
Last Line: It yet can rear thy palm
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Harvest; Pleasure


YEA, IF THOU WILT, THOU CANST PUT UP THY SWORD, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Yea, if thou wilt
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ; Power


YET A LITTLE WHILE (1), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Heaven is not far, tho' far the sky
Last Line: O lord, how long?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


YET A LITTLE WHILE (2), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: These days are long before I die
Last Line: And air vibrates with coming chimes.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Life; Peace; Seasons; Dead, The


YET A LITTLE WHILE (3), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I dreamed and did not seek
Last Line: I hope, and I abide.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


YOU WHO LOOK ON PASSED AGES AS A GLASS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: It shall be nothing to the end of time
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Past; Time


YOUNG DEATH, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lying a-dying / such sweet things untasted
Last Line: And god the temple.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Life; Love; Soul; Voices; Dead, The


YOUNG MEN .. WERE FICKLE FOUND SINCE SUMMER TREES WERE LEAFY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Go in peace my beloved; tho' never again
Last Line: In thy far-distant country and sun-gladdened clime.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Hearts; Love; Peace; Dead, The


ZARA (1) (SEE MATURIN'S 'WOMEN'), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now the pain beginneth and the word is spoken
Last Line: Knowing that I drink them, o my love, for thee.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Fear; Grief; Hearts; Love; Pain; Sorrow; Sadness; Suffering; Misery


ZARA (2) (SEE MATURIN'S 'WOMEN'), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The pale sad face of her I wronged
Last Line: Shall not we twain repose together?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Cups; Love; Memory; Soul


ZARA (3) (SEE MATURIN'S 'WOMEN'), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I dreamed that loving me he would love on
Last Line: Oh love that gnaws and gnaws and cannot kill.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Dreams; Life; Love; Memory; Dead, The; Nightmares


ZION SAID', by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O slain for love of me, canst thou be cold
Last Line: Oh take me to thyself and comfort me
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Comfort; Erotic Love; Weariness; God