Treasure Island

Christina Georgina Rossetti

(5 December 1830 – 29 December 1894 / London)

Boats Sail On The Rivers


Boats sail on the rivers,
And ships sail on the seas;
But clouds that sail across the sky
Are prettier far than these.
There are bridges on the rivers,
As pretty as you please;
But the bow that bridges heaven,
And overtops the trees,
And builds a road from earth to sky,
Is prettier far than these.

Submitted: Thursday, April 01, 2010

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  • Rama Satyanarayana (1/4/2012 1:47:00 PM)

    What a fine poem which I heard during my childhood days. Over five decades and the poem still lingers in my heart.A great poem indeed. (Report) Reply

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