Treasure Island

Christina Georgina Rossetti

(5 December 1830 – 29 December 1894 / London)

Previous Month March 2014 Next Month
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
27 28 29 30 31 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
Poem of the Day
Select a day from the calendar.
Would you like to see the poem of the day in your e-mail box every morning?
Your email address:
  Subscribe FREE
  Unsubscribe

Echo


Come to me in the silence of the night;
Come in the speaking silence of a dream;
Come with soft rounded cheeks and eyes as bright
As sunlight on a stream;
Come back in tears,
O memory, hope, love of finished years.

O dream how sweet, too sweet, too bitter sweet,
Whose wakening should have been in Paradise,
Where souls brimfull of love abide and meet;
Where thirsting longing eyes
Watch the slow door
That opening, letting in, lets out no more.

Yet come to me in dreams, that I may live
My very life again though cold in death:
Come back to me in dreams, that I may give
Pulse for pulse, breath for breath:
Speak low, lean low
As long ago, my love, how long ago.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

Do you like this poem?
6 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read poems about / on: silence, dream, memory, hope, death, night, love, life

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Echo by Christina Georgina Rossetti )

Enter the verification code :

  • * Sunprincess * (6/18/2014 4:30:00 PM)

    ...........so nicely written.....the echo of love still remains....even though death, has carried her beloved across the vast expanse of darkness... to paradise.... (Report) Reply

  • Patricia Northall (3/22/2014 1:21:00 PM)

    A beautiful, yearning for love that has passed. I felt the emotion so deeply.Echo is an excellent title. The last verse is brilliant poetry.
    come back to me..... and the conclusion of breath to breath, pulse to pulse....
    A Lover's lost love of longing, even pleading, for the echo of their love shared so
    deeply.
    The best Love Poem I have read.
    Pat Northall. (Report) Reply

  • Carlos Echeverria (3/22/2012 1:06:00 PM)

    I've always found a woman's love poem more powerful and poignant than that of a man; there's an honesty perhaps less restricted my the ego. (Report) Reply

  • Gone Away (3/22/2010 4:44:00 AM)

    I love this beautiful hauntingly sad poem. Love returns in dreams as an echo. Love endures. (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh T A (3/22/2010 1:41:00 AM)

    Enjoyable and lovely dreams nobody can deny to have and such a state of joy Rossetti has expressed in the poem so well that it gives vicarious pleasure indeed! (Report) Reply

  • C. P. Sharma (5/1/2008 9:09:00 AM)

    Awesome poetic talent. Really enjoyed every word in it. But I wish to add:
    Why always for the dreams we wish?
    Why don't in life we live like a fish?
    A great variety are in life's dish,
    Why not enjoy them with a swish?
    You have great depth. (Report) Reply

  • Bc Kang (3/22/2007 8:59:00 PM)

    Kindly deliver this poem to Narcissus.
    What kind of flower may will bloom in this love this time.
    bc kang (Report) Reply

Read all 26 comments »

New Poems

  1. And We Came to Pass, Abdulrasaq Akingbo Okanlambe
  2. Praising a Poet, 'me' by a Co-Poet!, Dr.V.K. Kanniappan
  3. My Dog Lays at My Feet, David McLansky
  4. The two I trust (sonnet), Tinashe Mupedzapasi
  5. Owls or rats, Tinashe Mupedzapasi
  6. Jesus, God, Tinashe Mupedzapasi
  7. माँ का सूरज कहीं खो गया, Aftab Alam
  8. Brother John, Colin Ian Jeffery
  9. पयादे से मात, Aftab Alam
  10. My birthday song 2, Tinashe Mupedzapasi

Poem of the Day

poet Rupert Brooke

If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. 1914 V: The Soldier, Rupert Brooke
  4. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  5. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  6. Television, Roald Dahl
  7. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  8. If, Rudyard Kipling
  9. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  10. All the World's a Stage, William Shakespeare

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]