Christina Georgina Rossetti

(5 December 1830 – 29 December 1894 / London)

Echo - Poem by Christina Georgina Rossetti

Come to me in the silence of the night;
Come in the speaking silence of a dream;
Come with soft rounded cheeks and eyes as bright
As sunlight on a stream;
Come back in tears,
O memory, hope, love of finished years.

O dream how sweet, too sweet, too bitter sweet,
Whose wakening should have been in Paradise,
Where souls brimfull of love abide and meet;
Where thirsting longing eyes
Watch the slow door
That opening, letting in, lets out no more.

Yet come to me in dreams, that I may live
My very life again though cold in death:
Come back to me in dreams, that I may give
Pulse for pulse, breath for breath:
Speak low, lean low
As long ago, my love, how long ago.


Comments about Echo by Christina Georgina Rossetti

  • (5/22/2018 6:23:00 AM)


    touching, when one has lost one, it is a comforting poem (Report) Reply

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  • (1/29/2018 2:55:00 PM)


    any one you guys wanna watch me eat a tide pod? I heard it makes you see harambe again. (Report) Reply

  • (6/18/2014 4:30:00 PM)


    ...........so nicely written.....the echo of love still remains....even though death, has carried her beloved across the vast expanse of darkness... to paradise.... (Report) Reply

  • Savita Tyagi (3/22/2014 5:59:00 PM)


    Heart touching beautiful poem. Love's longing so intense in these words. (Report) Reply

  • (3/22/2014 2:54:00 PM)


    So explosively Romantic and sad and somber at the same time. (Report) Reply

  • Patricia Northall (3/22/2014 1:21:00 PM)


    A beautiful, yearning for love that has passed. I felt the emotion so deeply.Echo is an excellent title. The last verse is brilliant poetry.
    come back to me..... and the conclusion of breath to breath, pulse to pulse....
    A Lover's lost love of longing, even pleading, for the echo of their love shared so
    deeply.
    The best Love Poem I have read.
    Pat Northall.
    (Report) Reply

  • (2/14/2014 3:02:00 PM)


    So sweet. So sad. Beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Sinomhlobo Marwanqa (3/22/2013 10:53:00 AM)


    I related to this beautiful work of ART.. (Report) Reply

  • (3/22/2012 1:06:00 PM)


    I've always found a woman's love poem more powerful and poignant than that of a man; there's an honesty perhaps less restricted my the ego. (Report) Reply

  • (3/22/2012 1:05:00 PM)


    One of the most beautiful love poems I've ever read... (Report) Reply

  • Jonathan Maldonado (3/22/2012 12:21:00 PM)


    This is ART... Beautiful poem (Report) Reply

  • (3/22/2011 3:06:00 AM)


    Beautiful and moving (Report) Reply

  • (3/22/2010 10:22:00 AM)


    softly delivers the content pleasure of waiting for and having dreams. (Report) Reply

  • (3/22/2010 9:06:00 AM)


    One out pouring tear jerker of a poem. (Report) Reply

  • (3/22/2010 4:44:00 AM)


    I love this beautiful hauntingly sad poem. Love returns in dreams as an echo. Love endures. (Report) Reply

  • Indira Renganathan (3/22/2010 2:04:00 AM)


    If life is 'give and take'...so is true love...so it is years after even in its dream....the poet excels (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh T A (3/22/2010 1:41:00 AM)


    Enjoyable and lovely dreams nobody can deny to have and such a state of joy Rossetti has expressed in the poem so well that it gives vicarious pleasure indeed! (Report) Reply

  • C. P. Sharma (5/1/2008 9:09:00 AM)


    Awesome poetic talent. Really enjoyed every word in it. But I wish to add:
    Why always for the dreams we wish?
    Why don't in life we live like a fish?
    A great variety are in life's dish,
    Why not enjoy them with a swish?
    You have great depth.
    (Report) Reply

  • (3/22/2008 7:27:00 AM)


    Absolutely braethtaking piece of poetry leaves you with things to think about (Report) Reply

  • (3/22/2008 6:37:00 AM)


    awesome piece of poetry....... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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