Echo Poem by Christina Georgina Rossetti


Rating: 3.4

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.

Carlos Echeverria 22 March 2012

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.

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Aleksandra Szymanska 22 March 2012

One of the most beautiful love poems I've ever read...

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Evelyn Brown 22 March 2011

Beautiful and moving

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shakequill usher 22 March 2010

softly delivers the content pleasure of waiting for and having dreams.

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Jonathan Maldonado 22 March 2012

This is ART... Beautiful poem

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Sylvia Frances Chan 02 October 2021

A great Classic poem by a great Poetess. Strong and clear words written here.5 Stars full Beautiful poem!

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 02 October 2021

A beautiful poem well crafted and expressed. Great flow and imagery.

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Chinedu Dike 02 November 2019

A great work of art written with clarity of thought and mind. An insightful piece of poetry.......................................

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Alison mujati 10 January 2019

A good poem keep it up

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peter smithson 22 May 2018

touching, when one has lost one, it is a comforting poem

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