Goblin Market, The Prince's Progress, and Other Poems

By Christina Georgina Rossetti

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Make me reasonable whilst I lie useless on my mattress, reasonable the place i'm mendacity: possibly he might come and glance upon me lifeless— He for whom i'm loss of life. Dig my grave for 2, with a stone to teach it, And at the stone write my identify: If he by no means comes, I shall by no means comprehend it, yet sleep on all of the related. TWILIGHT evening (The Argosy, Jan. 1868. ) I WE met, hand at hand, We clasped fingers shut and quickly, As shut as oak and ivy stand; however it is earlier: Come day, come evening, day comes ultimately. We loosed hand from hand, We parted face from face; each one went his solution to his personal land At his personal velocity, every one went to fill his separate position. If we should always meet someday, If either aren't put out of your mind, we will clasp fingers the accustomed approach, As once we met see you later in the past, as I bear in mind but. II the place my center is (wherever that could be) may well I yet stick to! if you happen to fly thither over heath and lea, O honey-seeking bee, O careless swallow, Bid a few for whom I watch retain look forward to me. lamentably! that we needs to reside, my middle and that i, thus far asunder. Hours wax to days, and days and days creep by way of; I watch with wistful eye, I wait and sweetness: while will that day draw nigh—that hour draw nigh? now not the day prior to this, and never, i believe, at the present time; maybe day after today. each day 'tomorrow' hence I say: I watched so the day gone by In desire and sorrow, back at the present time I watch the accustomed manner.

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