Littell’s Living Age poem by Christina Rossetti

Littell's Living Age poem
Littell’s Living Age poem by Christina Rossetti

Littell’s Living Age poem by Christina Rossetti is very inspiration. Christina Georgina Rossetti (5 December 1830 – 29 December 1894) was an Italian-English poet who wrote a variety of romantic, devotional, and children’s poems. She is famous for writing Goblin Market and Remember, and the words of the Christmas carol In the Bleak Midwinter.

The irresponsive silence of the land,
The irresponsive soundings of the sea,
Speak both one message of one sense to me: —
Aloof, aloof, we stand aloof: so stand
Thou too aloof bound with the flawless band
Of inner solitude; we bind, not thee;
But who from thy self-chain shall set thee free?
What heart shall teach thy heart? what hand thy hand? —
And I am sometimes proud and sometimes meek,
And sometimes I remember days of old,
When fellowship seemed not so far to seek,
And all the world and I seemed much less cold,
And at the rainbow’s foot lay surely gold,
And hope felt strong, and life itself not weak.

– Littell’s Living Age by Christina Rossetti

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  1. So that’s who wrote the words to In the Bleak Midwinter, a song I had to sing every year at Christmas in my schooldays. 🙂

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  2. “And sometimes I remember days of old,” – whow that was then. What are we to say now?
    You have a fine collection of inspiration here.
    Thank you for passing through my blog nothingcluelesslost.com

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