Christina Georgina Rossetti

(5 December 1830 – 29 December 1894 / London)

Rest - Poem by Christina Georgina Rossetti

O EARTH, lie heavily upon her eyes;
   Seal her sweet eyes weary of watching, Earth;
   Lie close around her; leave no room for mirth
With its harsh laughter, nor for sound of sighs.
She hath no questions, she hath no replies,
   Hush'd in and curtain'd with a blessed dearth
   Of all that irk'd her from the hour of birth;
With stillness that is almost Paradise.
Darkness more clear than noonday holdeth her,
   Silence more musical than any song;
Even her very heart has ceased to stir:
Until the morning of Eternity
Her rest shall not begin nor end, but be;
   And when she wakes she will not think it long.


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  • Tapan M. Saren (4/23/2017 9:34:00 PM)


    O beautiful poem......... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 4, 2003



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