Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, ECHO, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI



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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


Come to me in the silence of the night;
Come in the speaking silence of a dream;
Come with soft rounded cheeks and eyes as bright
As sunlight on a stream;
Come back in tears,
O memory, hope, love of finished years.

Oh dream how sweet, too sweet, too bitter sweet,
Whose wakening should have been in Paradise,
Where souls brimful of love abide and meet;
Where thirsting longing eyes
Watch the slow door
That opening, letting in, lets out no more.

Yet come to me in dreams, that I may live
My very life again tho' cold in death:
Come back to me in dreams, that I may give
Pulse for pulse, breath for breath:
Speak low, lean low,
As long ago, my love, how long ago.




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