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The Easter Day poems of Christina Rossetti


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Picture from here. EASTER DAY ~by Christina Georgina Rossetti Words cannot utter    Christ his returning: Mankind, keep jubilee,    Strip off your mourning, Crown with garlands,    Set your lamps burning. Speech is left speechless;    Set you to singing, Fling your hearts open wide,    Set your bells ringing: Christ the Chief Reaper    Comes, His sheaf bringing. Earth

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The Easter Even poems of Christina Rossetti


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Let us keep on with Christina Rossetti’s Easter poems. The two below are from her Verses, though once again she has also written another Easter Even poem that you can read here. The first below is a strange piece, but I like the last verse in particular. Easter present to myself from the Handmade shop,

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The Good Friday poems of Christina Rossetti


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It would be too bad not to share the Good Friday poems of Christina Rossetti’s from her Verses. (She actually wrote another Good Friday poem also, which you can read here.) GOOD FRIDAY MORNING Up Thy Hill of Sorrows    Thou all alone, Jesus, man’s Redeemer,   Climbing to a Throne: Thro’ the world triumphant,

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Life at 40


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A photo posted by Alison Payne (@thisfoggyday) on Aug 26, 2015 at 3:11pm PDT A winter rose (hellebore) that I bought as a sorry looking specimen on a “reduced to clear” table at a nursery that has suddenly shot up and flowered in my garden.   I like this article by Rory Shiner (and generally appreciate

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A birthday


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It was my birthday on Thursday. I had a nice day. I didn’t actually “do anything for my birthday”, but I have decided that the way to manage birthdays is to banish all expectations of extraordinary celebrations or being spoilt by anyone in particular (it is none of my business in the slightest, but it

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