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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A Birthday by Christina Rossetti

A BIRTHDAY
Christina Rossetti

My heart is like a singing bird
Whose nest is in a water'd shoot;
My heart is like an apple-tree
Whose boughs are bent with thick-set fruit;
My heart is like a rainbow shell
That paddles in a halcyon sea;
My heart is gladder than all these,
Because my love is come to me.

Raise me a daïs of silk and down;
Hang it with vair and purple dyes;
Carve it in doves and pomegranates,
And peacocks with a hundred eyes;
Work it in gold and silver grapes,
In leaves and silver fleurs-de-lys;
Because the birthday of my life
Is come, my love is come to me.



funny gif is funny btw


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14 comments:

  1. Good poem, funny gif! Thanks for this!

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  2. YOU are extremely talented! I can only manage limericks. Which don't rhyme.

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  3. gif went great with the poem. Speaking of poems, on the last English test I had I wrote a haiku as the extended response because short answer/essay questions are just stupid and boring.

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  4. Nice, great poem, nice blog. Followed.

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  5. It's a fairly colorful poem. Nice.

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  6. Really well written poem, and a funky gif to follow it up.

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  7. I'm not big on poetry in general, but I do love Christina Rossetti! Although possibly I'm biased because I'm obsessed with the Pre-Raphaelites...

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