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Poem by Christina Georgina Rossetti


A Dream


Once in a dream (for once I dreamed of you)
We stood together in an open field;
Above our heads two swift-winged pigeons wheeled,
Sporting at ease and courting full in view.
When loftier still a broadening darkness flew,
Down-swooping, and a ravenous hawk revealed;
Too weak to fight, too fond to fly, they yield;
So farewell life and love and pleasures new.
Then as their plumes fell fluttering to the ground,
Their snow-white plumage flecked with crimson drops,
I wept, and thought I turned towards you to weep:
But you were gone; while rustling hedgerow tops
Bent in a wind which bore to me a sound
Of far-off piteous bleat of lambs and sheep. 



Christina Georgina Rossetti


Christina Georgina Rossetti's other poems:
  1. Rosy Maiden Winifred
  2. I Caught a Little Ladybird
  3. Once For All
  4. Lady Maggie
  5. A Pause


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • William Allingham A Dream ("I heard the dogs howl in the moonlight night")
  • Matthew Arnold A Dream ("Was it a dream? We sail'd, I thought we sail'd")
  • Robert Burns A Dream ("Guid-Mornin' to our Majesty!") 1786
  • Thomas Moore A Dream ("I thought this heart enkindled lay")
  • Coventry Patmore A Dream ("Amid the mystic fields of Love")
  • Bernard Barton A Dream ("A DREAM came lately in the hours")
  • Thomas Parnell A Dream ("Just when ye dead of night began to fail")
  • Stephen Phillips A Dream ("MY dead love came to me, and said")
  • Letitia Landon A Dream ("I was wand'ring in my sleep")
  • Edgar Poe A Dream ("In visions of the dark night")
  • Alice Cary A Dream ("I DREAMED I had a plot of ground")
  • Mathilde Blind A Dream ("Only a dream, a beautiful baseless dream")
  • Lucretia Davidson A Dream ("Methought, unwitting how the place I gained")

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