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Poem by Christina Georgina Rossetti


My Friend


Two days ago with dancing glancing hair,
With living lips and eyes:
Now pale, dumb, blind, she lies;
So pale, yet still so fair.

We have not left her yet, not yet alone;
But soon must leave her where
She will not miss our care,
Bone of our bone.

Weep not; O friends, we should not weep:
Our friend of friends lies full of rest;
No sorrow rankles in her breast,
Fallen fast asleep.

She sleeps below,
She wakes and laughs above:
To-day, as she walked, let us walk in love;
To-morrow follow so. 



Christina Georgina Rossetti


Christina Georgina Rossetti's other poems:
  1. Hear What The Mournful Linnets Say
  2. Come Unto Me
  3. What Does The Donkey Bray About?
  4. A Testimony
  5. A Hope Carol


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • James Flecker My Friend ("I had a friend who battled for the truth")
  • Dinah Craik My Friend ("MY Friend wears a cheerful smile of his own")

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