Christina Georgina Rossetti
London

Dream Land

Rating: 3.5
Where sunless rivers weep
Their waves into the deep,
She sleeps a charmed sleep:
Awake her not.
Led by a single star,
She came from very far
To seek where shadows are
Her pleasant lot.

She left the rosy morn,
She left the fields of corn,
For twilight cold and lorn
And water springs.
Through sleep, as through a veil,
She sees the sky look pale,
And hears the nightingale
That sadly sings.

Rest, rest, a perfect rest
Shed over brow and breast;
Her face is toward the west,
The purple land.
She cannot see the grain
Ripening on hill and plain;
She cannot feel the rain
Upon her hand.

Rest, rest, for evermore
Upon a mossy shore;
Rest, rest at the heart's core
Till time shall cease:
Sleep that no pain shall wake;
Night that no morn shall break
Till joy shall overtake
Her perfect peace.
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COMMENTS
Dr Antony Theodore 17 December 2020
Where sunless rivers weep Their waves into the deep, She sleeps a charmed sleep: Awake her not. A very fine poem. tony
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Bhagabat Prasad Hotta 09 November 2018
So great thought....I enjoyed this poem.....It was so nice........
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olivia 19 December 2017
its a very good poem! I love it
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Angela Cox 16 July 2017
this reminds me a lot of the poem 'the lady of shallott'.. it is just beautiful
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Pietro 6 25 February 2016
I'm looking at poems of this writer, trying to understand why they fashinate me so much
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Francie Lynch 29 July 2014
Dath is over-rated. It's certainly not like sleeping.
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Jack Growden 29 July 2013
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Paul Brookes 29 July 2012
OMG TGC wittering on and on and on and on yet again just enjoy the poem and stop showing off. I find Rosettis poems alway beautifully written. Enjoy
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Stefanie Fontker 04 August 2011
I love the charming Madam Christina Georgina Rossetti's poetry, and I'm pretty sure she did more than just sit around.
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Dennis that Menace 29 July 2011
Ugh... thats all thats gnna be @ poem of the day? wut about others recognition I though this ite was to approve of all poets? not just the older generation I mean Rob Frost, Poe, Ginsberg, Rosetti, but what abot the Heart of Emo or the other kids doing this $#*t from expiereince instead sitting around like these guys just watching did!
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