Christina Georgina Rossetti

(5 December 1830 – 29 December 1894 / London)

A Diamond Or A Coal?


A diamond or a coal?
A diamond, if you please:
Who cares about a clumsy coal
Beneath the summer trees?
A diamond or a coal?
A coal, sir, if you please:
One comes to care about the coal
What time the waters freeze.

Submitted: Thursday, April 01, 2010

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  • Brian Jani (6/20/2014 3:37:00 PM)

    The laws of value are quite puzzling, even a bottle of water can sell at the price of gold in the desert.nice poem and I like the whole concept (Report) Reply

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