Rossetti Quotes

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Christina Rossetti
“We must not look at goblin men,
We must not buy their fruits:
Who knows upon what soil they fed
Their hungry thirsty roots?”
Christina Rossetti, Goblin Market and Other Poems

Christina Rossetti
“Morning and evening
Maids heard the goblins cry:
'Come buy our orchard fruits,
Come buy, come buy”
Christina Rossetti, Goblin Market

Christina Rossetti
“Go from me, summer friends, and tarry not:
I am no summer friend, but wintry cold,
A silly sheep benighted from the fold,
A sluggard with a thorn-choked garden plot.
Take counsel, sever from my lot your lot,
Dwell in your pleasant places, hoard your gold;
Lest you with me should shiver on the wold,
Athirst and hungering on a barren spot.
For I have hedged me with a thorny hedge,
I live alone, I look to die alone:
Yet sometimes, when a wind sighs through the sedge,
Ghosts of my buried years, and friends come back,
My heart goes sighing after swallows flown
On sometime summer’s unreturning track.”
Christina Rossetti

Christina Rossetti
“Oh foolishest fond folly of a heart
Divided, neither here nor there at rest!
That hankers after Heaven, but clings to earth
That neither here nor there knows thorough mirth,
Half-choosing, wholly missing, the good part: —
Oh fool among the foolish, in thy quest.
~ Later Life: A Double Sonnet of Sonnets”
Christina Rossetti

Christina Rossetti
“When mysteries shall be revealed;
All secrets be unsealed;
When things of night, when things of shame,
Shall find at last a name…
~ Sooner or Later: Yet at Last”
Christina Rossetti