Christina Georgina Rossetti

(5 December 1830 – 29 December 1894 / London)

Hear What The Mournful Linnets Say


Hear what the mournful linnets say:
‘We built our nest compact and warm,
But cruel boys came round our way
And took our summerhouse by storm.
‘They crushed the eggs so neatly laid;
So now we sit with drooping wing,
And watch the ruin they have made,
Too late to build, too sad to sing.’

Submitted: Thursday, April 01, 2010

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