December 5 marks the birthday of English poet Christina Rossetti …
We honor the occasion with five of our favorite poems by Christina Rossetti …
Found in the book
Poems by Christina Rossetti
(Available as FREE Ebook on Project Gutenberg )
The lilies of the field whose bloom is brief:–
We are as they;
Like them we fade away,
As doth a leaf.
The sparrows of the air of small account:
Our God doth view
Whether they fall or mount,–
He guards us too.
The lilies that do neither spin nor toil,
Yet are most fair:–
What profits all this care
And all this coil?
The birds that have no barn nor harvest-weeks;
God gives them food:–
Much more our Father seeks
To do us good.