Thursday, December 20, 2007

Christina Rossetti

Christina Georgina Rossetti was born 5 December 1830, she was an English poet from the Victorian period, she started writing at the age of 7, but was age 31 when her first poem was published. Her most well known poem is Goblin Market in 1862, in her later life she mainly wrote devotional and children's poems. She was outspoken about women's suffrage, volunteering at a home for prostitutes for 10 years. She died of cancer and graves disease on the 29 of December 1894.
"Love Came Down At Christmas"
"Love came down at Christmas,
Love all lovely, love divine;
Love was born at Christmas,
Star and angels gave the sign.
Worship we the Godhead,
Love incarnate, love divine;
Worship we our Jesus:
But wherewith for sacred sign?
Love shall be our token,
Love shall be yours and love be mine,
Love to God and to all men,
Love for plea and gift and sign."
Christina Rossetti, Time Flies: A Reading Diary, 1885.

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