Christina Georgina Rossetti

(5 December 1830 – 29 December 1894 / London)

A Chill - Poem by Christina Georgina Rossetti

What can lambkins do
All the keen night through?
Nestle by their woolly mother
The careful ewe.


What can nestlings do
In the nightly dew?
Sleep beneath their mother's wing
Till day breaks anew.


If in a field or tree
There might only be
Such a warm soft sleeping-place
Found for me!


Comments about A Chill by Christina Georgina Rossetti

  • (7/14/2019 11:03:00 PM)

    Nature has provided warm and comfortable places for sleep to lambkins and nestlings and the desire for getting such a place is in itself superb. A well deserved classic poem of the Day. (Report)Reply

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  • Ruta Mohapatra (7/14/2019 12:05:00 PM)

    Wonderful poem! Thanks for sharing! (Report)Reply

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  • Banamala Sen (7/14/2019 11:54:00 AM)

    Touching theme expressed in a lyrical way - magical! (Report)Reply

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  • Anil Kumar Panda (7/14/2019 11:47:00 AM)

    Great write indeed. Every one loves a cosy place to sleep really. Very well crafted poem with a smooth flow. Sweet one. Loved it. (Report)Reply

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  • Malabika Ray Choudhury (7/14/2019 10:55:00 AM)

    Lovely! So delicate and lyrical expression! (Report)Reply

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  • Glen Kappy (7/14/2019 7:39:00 AM)

    rossetti expresses here something i—and many, of course—have wondered about—how do creatures, especially in cold winter conditions, survive outdoors? and being who we are, we can't help relating this to ourselves. -gk (Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab Bangalee (7/14/2019 5:26:00 AM)

    If in a field or tree
    There might only be
    Such a warm soft sleeping-place
    Found for me! /// beautiful poem shared
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  • Jez Brul (7/14/2019 5:03:00 AM)

    A delicate expression of longing..Lovely! ! 10 (Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (7/14/2019 4:52:00 AM)

    If in a field or tree
    There might only be
    Such a warm soft sleeping-place
    Found for me! .......haunting expression with lofty theme. Beautiful poem.
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  • Drtony Brahmin (7/14/2019 3:44:00 AM)

    Sleep beneath their mother's wing
    Till day breaks anew.beautiful poem. tony
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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (7/14/2019 3:09:00 AM)

    A well penned lovely poem by Christina Georgina Rossetti.... (Report)Reply

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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (7/14/2019 3:04:00 AM)

    Short and terse, nicely composed. (Report)Reply

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  • Aniruddha Pathak (7/14/2019 2:06:00 AM)

    What a lovely piece so feelingly written!
    Beautiful.
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (7/14/2019 1:44:00 AM)

    The careful ewe! !

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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  • Sylvia Frances Chan (7/14/2019 1:43:00 AM)

    A heart warming write, but the poetess had the chill. Very contrasting. Great expression. Great poetess! (Report)Reply

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  • Sylvia Frances Chan (7/14/2019 1:39:00 AM)

    Enjoyed the write. A heart warming poem. Loveliest. Congratulations to the family of the poetess on being chosen as the Classic Poem Of The Day. Loved reading thie poem time and again. (Report)Reply

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  • Adeeb Alfateh (7/14/2019 1:33:00 AM)

    If in a field or tree
    There might only be
    Such a warm soft sleeping-place
    Found for me!

    great expression
    great
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 1, 2010



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