Christina Georgina Rossetti

(5 December 1830 – 29 December 1894 / London)

Endure Hardness


A cold wind stirs the blackthorn
To burgeon and to blow,
Besprinkling half-green hedges
With flakes and sprays of snow.


Through coldness and through keenness,
Dear hearts, take comfort so:
Somewhere or other doubtless
These make the blackthorn blow.

Submitted: Thursday, April 01, 2010

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