Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: The Poetry of Christina Georgina Rossetti

The English poetess Christina Georgina Rossetti was born on December 5, 1830, and passed away on December 29, 1894.  She wrote a variety of romantic, devotional and children’s poems.  Among her most famous are Goblin MarketRemember, and Love Came Down At Christmas.  She is also remembered for being the lyricist for the Christmas carol “In the Bleak Midwinter“.   This carol being to a tune composed by Gustav Holst.

Several of Ms. Rossetti’s poems may be read beginning with Song here:

http://www.bartleby.com/42/723.html

Some of Ms. Rossetti’s more notable poems may be listened to in an audiobook format here:

An example of how Song for example might be turned into an actual song accompanied by guitar may be listened to here:

 

Many other spoken word poems of hers may be found on youtube as well.

 

 

 

 

About alohapromisesforever

Writer, poet, musician, surfer, father of two princesses and husband to Ally Romani.
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