Spotlight Poetry – By the Sea – A Poem by Christina Rossetti

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© Svetlana Ziuzina, Rocky Beach, 2009

By the Sea by Christina Rossetti

Why does the sea moan evermore?
Shut out from heaven it makes its moan,

It frets against the boundary shore;
All earth’s full rivers cannot fill
The sea, that drinking thirsteth still.

Sheer miracles of loveliness
Lie hid in its unlooked-on bed:
Anemones, salt, passionless,
Blow flower-like; just enough alive
To blow and multiply and thrive.

Shells quaint with curve, or spot, or spike,
Encrusted live things argus-eyed,

All fair alike, yet all unlike,
Are born without a pang, and die
Without a pang, and so pass by.

Poem Attribution © Christina Rossetti, By the Sea

Source Attribution https://internetpoem.com/christina-rossetti/by-the-sea-poem/

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Painting Attribution © Svetlana Ziuzina, Rocky Beach, 2009

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Spotlight Poetry – Endure Hardness – A Poem by Christina Rossetti

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© Elaine Kazimierczuk, First Signs of Spring – Blackthorn in Bloom, 2020

Endure Hardness by Christina Rossetti

A cold wind stirs the blackthorn
To burgeon and to blow,

Besprinkling half-green hedges
With flakes and sprays of snow.



Through coldness and through keenness,
Dear hearts, take comfort so:

Somewhere or other doubtless
These make the blackthorn blow.

Poem Attribution © Cristina Rossetti, Endure Hardness

Source Attribution https://www.poetrynook.com/poem/endure-hardness

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Painting Attribution © Elaine Kazimierczuk, First Signs of Spring – Blackthorn in Bloom, 2020

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Spotlight Poetry – The Rose – A poem by Christina Rossetti

© Nicole Vishnevetska, Red Rose, 2019

The Rose by Christina Rossetti

O Rose, thou flower of flowers, thou fragrant wonder,
Who shall describe thee in thy ruddy prime;

Thy perfect fulness in the summer time;
When the pale leaves blushingly part asunder
And show the warm red heart lies glowing under?
Thou shouldst bloom surely in some sunny clime,

Untouched by blights and chilly Winter’s rime,
Where lightnings never flash, nor peals the thunder.
And yet in happier spheres they cannot need thee
So much as we do with our weight of woe;

Perhaps they would not tend, perhaps not heed thee,
And thou wouldst lonely and neglected grow;
And He Who is All-Wise, He hath decreed thee
To gladden earth and cheer all hearts below.

Poem Attribution © Christina Rossetti, The Rose

Source Attribution https://www.poetrynook.com/poem/rose-25

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Painting Attribution © Nicole Vishnevetska, Red Rose, 2019

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Poetry Plus – Who has seen the wind? – A poem by Christina Rossetti

Who has seen the Wind? – A poem by Christina Rossetti

The Hills Silent Stretch

The hills silent stretch
Blow blow blow November wind
Chilled the night stands still

Christina Georgina Rossetti, (1830 -1894), one of the most important of English poets both in range and quality. She excelled in works of fantasy, in poems for children, and in religious poetry.

Poem Attribution © Christina Rossetti, Who has seen the wind?

Source Attribution https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/43197/who-has-seen-the-wind

Haiku Attribution Goff James, The Hills Silent Stretch

Image Attribution © Max Calder, Wind, (Date Unstated)

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Bio Reference Attribution https://www.britannica.com/biography/Christina-Rossetti

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