Christina Georgina Rossetti

(5 December 1830 – 29 December 1894 / London)

A Dream - Poem by Christina Georgina Rossetti

Once in a dream (for once I dreamed of you)
We stood together in an open field;
Above our heads two swift-winged pigeons wheeled,
Sporting at ease and courting full in view.
When loftier still a broadening darkness flew,
Down-swooping, and a ravenous hawk revealed;
Too weak to fight, too fond to fly, they yield;
So farewell life and love and pleasures new.
Then as their plumes fell fluttering to the ground,
Their snow-white plumage flecked with crimson drops,
I wept, and thought I turned towards you to weep:
But you were gone; while rustling hedgerow tops
Bent in a wind which bore to me a sound
Of far-off piteous bleat of lambs and sheep.


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    Superb poem, great imagery, nice and beautiful phrases and free flow with full connectivity made this poem a wonderful read.100+++ (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 1, 2010



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