Dante Gabriel Rossetti

(12 May 1828 – 9 April 1882 / London / England)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti Poems

321. Winter 4/12/2010
322. Woodspurge 1/3/2003
323. Words On The Window-Pane 4/12/2010
324. World's Worth 4/12/2010
325. Xcvii A Superscription 12/31/2002
326. Xix Lilent Noon 12/31/2002
327. Xli Through Death To Love 12/31/2002
328. Xxix Heart's Heaven 12/31/2002
329. Xxxvi Life-In-Love 12/31/2002
330. Youth And Lordship 4/12/2010
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Silent Noon

Your hands lie open in the long fresh grass, --
The finger-points look through like rosy blooms:
Your eyes smile peace. The pasture gleams and glooms
'Neath billowing skies that scatter and amass.
All round our nest, far as the eye can pass,
Are golden kingcup-fields with silver edge
Where the cow-parsley skirts the hawthorn-hedge.
'Tis visible silence, still as the hour-glass.

Deep in the sun-searched growths the dragon-fly
Hangs like a blue thread loosened from the sky: --
So this wing'd hour is dropt to us from above.
Oh! clasp we to our ...

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Broken Music

The mother will not turn, who thinks she hears
Her nursling's speech first grow articulate;
But breathless with averted eyes elate
She sits, with open lips and open ears,
That it may call her twice. 'Mid doubts and fears
Thus oft my soul has hearkened; till the song,
A central moan for days, at length found tongue,
And the sweet music welled and the sweet tears.

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