Christina Rossetti

Christina Rossetti is one of my all time favorite female poets!! I love Goblin Market (because I love everything fantastical!) Another one of my favs is:

When I Am Dead, My Dearest

When I am dead, my dearest,

Sing no sad songs for me;

Plant thou no roses at my head,

Nor shady cypress tree:

Be the green grass above me

With showers and dewdrops wet;

And if thou wilt, remember,

And if thou wilt, forget.

I shall not see the shadows,

I shall not feel the rain;

I shall not hear the nightingale

Sing on, as if in pain:

And dreaming through the twilight

That doth not rise nor set,

Haply I may remember,

And haply may forget.

 
Yes, it’s a little sad, but isn’t a lot of poetry sad? It’s beautiful though. Ahhh…poetry. How I have missed thee! Poetry month rocks!!
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