Wednesday Poetry Break

Today is a very special edition of the Wednesday Poetry Break, because it is also Unnamed Partner’s birthday today!

Yippee! Time for some cake and poetry, yes?

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 thickset 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 dais 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

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3 comments

  1. Thanks for posting a pre-Raphaelite poetess. Sometimes, much as the graphic designer in me hates to admit it, more is more.

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