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Poem by Christina Georgina Rossetti


A Pause


They made the chamber sweet with flowers and leaves,
And the bed sweet with flowers on which I lay;
While my soul, love-bound, loitered on its way.
I did not hear the birds about the eaves,
Nor hear the reapers talk among the sheaves:
Only my soul kept watch from day to day,
My thirsty soul kept watch for one away:--
Perhaps he loves, I thought, remembers, grieves.
At length there came the step upon the stair,
Upon the lock the old familiar hand:
Then first my spirit seemed to scent the air
Of Paradise; then first the tardy sand
Of time ran golden; and I felt my hair
Put on a glory,and my soul expand. 



Christina Georgina Rossetti


Christina Georgina Rossetti's other poems:
  1. Fluttered Wings
  2. I Am A King
  3. Rosy Maiden Winifred
  4. A Better Ressurection
  5. A Testimony


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