Thursday, February 24, 2011

Feeling Poetic

I can feel that spring is close! Today I looked up poems about flowers, and I discovered this one. Hope you like it as much as I do. If you don't, don't let me know. It would crush the image I have of you as a sensitive soul. :o)

I Watched a Rosebud

I watched a rosebud very long
Brought on by dew and sun and shower,
Waiting to see the perfect flower:
Then, when I thought it should be strong,
It opened at the matin hour
And fell at evensong.
I watched a nest from day to day,
A green nest full of pleasant shade,
Wherein three speckled eggs were laid:
But when they should have hatched in May,
The two old birds had grown afraid
Or tired, and flew away.
Then in my wrath I broke the bough
That I had tended so with care,
Hoping its scent should fill the air;
I crushed the eggs, not heeding how
Their ancient promise had been fair:
I would have vengeance now.
But the dead branch spoke from the sod,
And the eggs answered me again:
Because we failed dost thou complain?
Is thy wrath just? And what if God,
Who waiteth for thy fruits in vain,
Should also take the rod?
From: Goblin Market, The Prince's Progress and Other Poems.
Christina Rosetti. London: Macmillan 1879.
- Christina Rossetti



  1. Awwww! I really like Rossetti! We sang a song in choir a couple semesters ago and the lyrics were one of her poems. I wish I could remember the song! I'll look it up!

  2. You know, I still have all the wonderful poetry you wrote as a teen. Remember I even took it to my professor at the college and she said you were very...what was it...talented,awesome,brilliant? Don't remember but you were all those. Would you like me to post your poetry for you on my blog? LOL! :O or :D

  3. Have mercy! The world will have lost nothing if theynare all destroyed.
    Any chance of getting you to throw them out? :o)