December 5 marks the birthday of English poet Christina Rossetti …
We honor the occasion with five of our favorite poems by her …
A Bird Song
Found in the book
Poems by Christina Rossetti
(Available as FREE Ebook on Project Gutenberg )
It’s a year almost that I have not seen her:
Oh, last summer green things were greener,
Brambles fewer, the blue sky bluer.
It’s surely summer, for there’s a swallow:
Come one swallow, his mate will follow,
The bird race quicken and wheel and thicken.
Oh happy swallow whose mate will follow
O’er height, o’er hollow! I’d be a swallow,
To build this weather one nest together.