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Poem by Christina Georgina Rossetti


From Sunset to Star Rise


Go from me, summer friends, and tarry not:
I am no summer friend, but wintry cold,
A silly sheep benighted from the fold,
A sluggard with a thorn-choked garden plot.
Take counsel, sever from my lot your lot,
Dwell in your pleasant places, hoard your gold;
Lest you with me should shiver on the wold,
Athirst and hungering on a barren spot.
For I have hedged me with a thorny hedge,
I live alone, I look to die alone:
Yet sometimes, when a wind sighs through the sedge,
Ghosts of my buried years, and friends come back,
My heart goes sighing after swallows flown
On sometime summer's unreturning track. 



Christina Georgina Rossetti


Christina Georgina Rossetti's other poems:
  1. A Pause
  2. Brownie, Brownie, Let Down Your Milk
  3. Your Brother Has A Falcon
  4. The Convent Threshold
  5. Lady Maggie


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