Christina Georgina Rossetti

(5 December 1830 – 29 December 1894 / London)

Hear What The Mournful Linnets Say - Poem by Christina Georgina Rossetti

Hear what the mournful linnets say:
‘We built our nest compact and warm,
But cruel boys came round our way
And took our summerhouse by storm.
‘They crushed the eggs so neatly laid;
So now we sit with drooping wing,
And watch the ruin they have made,
Too late to build, too sad to sing.’


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  • (3/1/2016 6:24:00 AM)

    Beautiful and full of meaning. When I think of how often the man destroys life of animals for his amusement, makes me wonder if he is really a cretion of God (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 1, 2010



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