Christina Rossetti: “A Birthday”

A BIRTHDAY

My heart is like a singing bird
Whose nest is in a water’d shoot;
My heart is like an apple-tree
Whose boughs are bent with thick-set fruit;
My heart is like a rainbow shell
That paddles in a halcyon sea;
My heart is gladder than all these,
Because my love is come to me.

Raise me a daïs of silk and down;
Hang it with vair and purple dyes;
Carve it in doves and pomegranates,
And peacocks with a hundred eyes;
Work it in gold and silver grapes,
In leaves and silver fleurs-de-lys;
Because the birthday of my life
Is come, my love is come to me.

Christina Rossetti

¡Feliz cumpleaños a nuestra estrella, Sabrina!

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~ by matt on 20 August 2008.

2 Responses to “Christina Rossetti: “A Birthday””

  1. I think you are so beautiful

  2. Christina rossetti you are so pretty

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