Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, IN PROGRESS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI



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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


Ten years ago it seemed impossible
That she should ever grow as calm as this,
With self-remembrance in her warmest kiss
And dim dried eyes like an exhausted well.
Slow-speaking when she has some fact to tell,
Silent with long-unbroken silences,
Centred in self yet not unpleased to please,
Gravely monotonous like a passing bell.
Mindful of drudging daily common things,
Patient at pastime, patient at her work,
Wearied perhaps but strenuous certainly.
Sometimes I fancy we may one day see
Her head shoot forth seven stars from where they lurk
And her eyes lightnings and her shoulders wings.






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