Christina Georgina Rossetti

(5 December 1830 – 29 December 1894 / London)

An Emerald Is As Green As Grass - Poem by Christina Georgina Rossetti

An emerald is as green as grass;
A ruby red as blood;
A sapphire shines as blue as heaven;
A flint lies in the mud.
A diamond is a brilliant stone,
To catch the world's desire;
An opal holds a fiery spark;
But a flint holds fire.


Comments about An Emerald Is As Green As Grass by Christina Georgina Rossetti

  • (3/22/2018 4:58:00 AM)


    Very good poem (Report) Reply

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  • (7/2/2013 12:57:00 PM)


    I can't believe this has been rated so poorly. (Report) Reply

    (6/3/2018 10:46:00 AM)

    I first heard it in grade school in the 70s, and I was also surprised. It may not be as well known today. I think it conveys the sensibilities of its time (Victorian era, industrial revolution) . It is a thought that an engineer like me might enjoy more than a poet. I was just looking up this reference, since I had forgotten the poet. Rossetti also wrote Goblin Market, a very different poem.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 1, 2010



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