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Happy World Poetry Day! 

In honour of today, I thought I’d share a poem by one of my favourite poets, Christina Rossetti. Enjoy! ☺️📖 

After Death

The curtains were half drawn, the floor was swept 

And strewn with rushes, rosemary and may 

Lay thick upon the bed on which I lay, 

Where through the lattice ivy-shadows crept. 

He leaned above me, thinking that I slept 

And could not hear him; but I heard him say: 

‘Poor child, poor child:’ and as he turned away 

Came a deep silence, and I knew he wept. 

He did not touch the shroud, or raise the fold 

That hid my face, or take my hand in his, 

Or ruffle the smooth pillows for my head: 

He did not love me living; but once dead 

He pitied me; and very sweet it is 

To know he still is warm though I am cold.

by Christina Georgina Rossetti



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