Christina Georgina Rossetti

(5 December 1830 – 29 December 1894 / London)

A Birthday

Poem by Christina Georgina Rossetti

My heart is like a singing bird
Whose nest is in a water'd shoot;
My heart is like an apple-tree
Whose boughs are bent with thickset fruit;
My heart is like a rainbow shell
That paddles in a halcyon sea;
My heart is gladder than all these
Because my love is come to me.

Raise me a dais of silk and down;
Hang it with vair and purple dyes;
Carve it in doves and pomegranates,
And peacocks with a hundred eyes;
Work it in gold and silver grapes,
In leaves and silver fleurs-de-lys;
Because the birthday of my life
Is come, my love is come to me.


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  • Supriya (1/8/2020 9:28:00 AM)

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    Carve it in doves and pomegranates,

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  • charity (8/18/2018 9:01:00 AM)

    he does and loves too that is why victory belongs to us(Report)Reply

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  • Madugula Karthik (8/2/2018 10:42:00 AM)

    It is very. Good poem it is good for children in birthdays(Report)Reply

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  • Kousir chesti@gmail.com (5/11/2018 8:38:00 AM)

    Like this poem poemhunter(Report)Reply

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  • Ahmed (5/6/2018 4:11:00 PM)

    Happy Birthday Ahmed(Report)Reply

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  • Shubham Khandalkar (3/25/2018 3:21:00 AM)

    I liked this poem(Report)Reply

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  • iddy- biddy (2/2/2018 3:25:00 PM)

    these are nice poems and they are perfect for your friends. (and family)(Report)Reply

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  • #whoami (2/2/2018 3:24:00 PM)

    nice and not too nerdy.(Report)Reply

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  • Manna (12/5/2017 7:15:00 AM)

    Nice poem(Report)Reply

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  • Sakalabaktula SairajSakalabaktula Sairaj (10/30/2017 4:00:00 AM)

    so nice one i will present it to my friend(Report)Reply

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  • Madhabi BanerjeeMadhabi Banerjee (4/14/2017 2:09:00 PM)

    good expression., for very spcial day(Report)Reply

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  • Alisha CastleAlisha Castle (2/10/2016 12:22:00 PM)

    Nice similarities of heart with various natural objects, it's a nice poetry work by by one of my favorite author.(Report)Reply

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  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (12/24/2014 11:09:00 PM)

    Love to one's own birthday expressed in the poem and it is good.(Report)Reply

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  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (12/24/2014 11:09:00 PM)

    Love to one's own birthday expressed in the poem and it is good.(Report)Reply

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  • Cynthia Buhain-baelloCynthia Buhain-baello (7/7/2009 2:26:00 AM)

    So eloquent and beautiful, like the songs of the sea, halcyon and placid.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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