Dante Gabriel Rossetti

(12 May 1828 – 9 April 1882 / London / England)

One Of Time’s Riddles - Poem by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

IN her deep bosom the pride settled down—
That pride which is a brackish thing like salt;
And the life in her pulses seemed to halt.
About her temples for an iron crown
She set stern patience. She did never frown,
But her long gaze was gentle to a fault;
And, looking deep into her eyes, you had call'd
Their lustre nothing but a mild clear brown.
She lives and moves and is a mystery.
That which she hath been the thought cannot touch;
Only, beholding what she is, it hath
Glimpses of something she is yet to be;
And at the least it knows of her thus much:—
She bides her season with a solemn faith.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 12, 2010

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