Christina Georgina Rossetti

(5 December 1830 – 29 December 1894 / London)

Ferry Me Across The Water


‘Ferry me across the water,
Do, boatman, do.’
‘If you've a penny in your purse
I'll ferry you.’
‘I have a penny in my purse,
And my eyes are blue;
So ferry me across the water,
Do, boatman, do.’
‘Step into my ferry-boat,
Be they black or blue,
And for the penny in your purse
I'll ferry you.’

Submitted: Thursday, April 01, 2010

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