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

By Christina Georgina Rossetti

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I dropped her as soon as, prepense; yet, ere the deal was once dealt, your intuition appeared her loss to suppose: 'There can be one card more,' You acknowledged, and searched the ground. I cheated as soon as; I made a personal notch In Heart-Queen's again, and stored a lynx-eyed watch; but such one other again Deceived me within the pack: The Queen of golf equipment assumed via arts unknown An imitative dint that appeared my very own; This notch, now not of my doing, Misled me to my break. It baffles me to puzzle out the clue, Which needs to be ability, or craft, or success in you: until, certainly, or not it's typical affinity.

Woe's me the lore i have to unlearn! Woe's me that simple manner we went, So rugged while i'd go back! How lengthy till my sleep commence, How lengthy shall stretch those nights and days? without doubt, fresh Angels cry, she prays; She laves her soul with tedious tears: How lengthy needs to stretch those years and years? I flip from you my cheeks and eyes, My hair that you shall see not more— unluckily for pleasure that went prior to, For pleasure that dies, for romance that dies. purely my lips nonetheless flip to you, My furious lips that cry, Repent.

The place is he long gone to That he comes now not domestic? this day or the next day He definitely will come. permit him haste to pleasure Lest he lag for sorrow, For one weeps this day Who'll now not weep day after today: this day she needs to weep For gnawing sorrow, this night she may possibly sleep and never wake day after today. may possibly sang with Rachel within the waxing hot climate, Lettice sang with them, They sang all together:— 'Take the wheat on your arm when day is vast above, Take the wheat in your bosom, yet now not a fake fake love. Out within the fields summer time warmth gloweth, Out within the fields summer season wind bloweth, Out within the fields summer time buddy showeth, Out within the fields summer time wheat groweth; yet within the wintry weather whilst summer season warmth is lifeless And summer time wind has veered And summer time buddy has fled, simply summer season wheat remaineth, White brownies and bread.

A silence of complete noontide warmth Grew on them at their toil: The farmer's puppy awakened from sleep, the fairway snake concealed her coil. the place grass stood thickest, chicken and beast Sought shadows as they can, The reaping women and men paused And sat down the place they stood; They ate and drank and have been refreshed, For leisure from toil is nice. whereas the reapers took their ease, Their sickles mendacity by means of, Rachel sang a moment pressure, And making a song looked as if it would sigh:— 'There is going the swallow— might we yet keep on with!

The Tree of existence was once ours, Tree twelvefold-fruited, so much lofty tree that plant life, such a lot deeply rooted: I selected the tree of demise. 'Hadst thou yet acknowledged me nay, Adam, my brother, i'd have pined away; I, yet none different: God may need permit thee remain secure in our backyard, by means of placing me away past all pardon. 'I, Eve, unhappy mom Of all who needs to dwell, I, no longer one other Plucked bitterest fruit to provide My good friend, husband, lover— O wanton eyes run over; Who yet I may still grieve? — Cain hath slain his brother: Of all who needs to die mom, depressing Eve!

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