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Christina Georgina Rossetti (Кристина Джорджина Россетти)


A Daughter of Eve


A fool I was to sleep at noon,
And wake when night is chilly
Beneath the comfortless cold moon;
A fool to pluck my rose too soon,
A fool to snap my lily.

My garden-plot I have not kept;
Faded and all-forsaken,
I weep as I have never wept:
Oh it was summer when I slept,
It's winter now I waken.

Talk what you please of future spring
And sun-warm'd sweet to-morrow:
Stripp'd bare of hope and everything,
No more to laugh, no more to sing,
I sit alone with sorrow. 



Christina Georgina Rossetti's other poems:
  1. Lady Maggie
  2. Repining
  3. The Convent Threshold
  4. I Caught a Little Ladybird
  5. Rosy Maiden Winifred


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