A Daughter Of Eve Poem by Christina Georgina Rossetti

A Daughter Of Eve

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A fool I was to sleep at noon,
And wake when night is chilly
Beneath the comfortless cold moon;
A fool to pluck my rose too soon,
A fool to snap my lily.

My garden-plot I have not kept;
Faded and all-forsaken,
I weep as I have never wept:
Oh it was summer when I slept,
It's winter now I waken.

Talk what you please of future spring
And sun-warm'd sweet to-morrow:
Stripp'd bare of hope and everything,
No more to laugh, no more to sing,
I sit alone with sorrow.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Milica Franchi De Luri 22 March 2009

I love this poem.Basically what she is saying is that she let her life past her by, she got her awareness bit late in life, like some of us.Very good reminder to the young ones; live life to the fullest.

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Priyanka Shetty 09 April 2008

nice awesome mindblowing poem........ im adding this to my poem list.... thank u for sharing it.....

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Pure love of life and re thoughts on past events that hounds the mind. A good imaginary.

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Alisha Castle 08 January 2016

Talk what you please of future spring And sun-warm'd sweet to-morrow: Stripp'd bare of hope and everything, No more to laugh, no more to sing, I sit alone with sorrow.....................Nice lines

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Shankaran Kutty 23 March 2016

Such simple language and yet so poignant

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Chinedu Dike 08 May 2022

A masterful creation....

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Savita Tyagi 08 May 2022

Sad but beautiful expressions. Time flies so quick, most of us have our realization a bit late.

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Suryendu Chaudhury 01 October 2020

It seems like an act which the poetess laments in this poem.

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Chinedu Dike 24 May 2020

A work of an intricate mind. A masterful piece of poetry.

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