Christina Rossetti goes against the Victorian expectations of meek and delicate femininity, to deliver a bold message to a hopeful suitor.
A poem this morning from one of our favourite poets, Christina Rossetti. This week we’re reading From Sunset to Star Rise.
Today’s Featured Poem is Sonnets are full of love by Christina Rossetti, which appears in her collection A Pageant and Other Poems.
This week our Featured Poem is Uphill by Christina Rossetti.
We enjoy a touch of the Romantic this week with a Featured poem from one of the most enduring Victorian poets, Christina Rossetti.
October has arrived and with it, the chillier days of Autumn. The golden and falling leaves provide us with a last flurry of colour before the greyer winter months set in, and although the season might start to signal that ‘all the world is on the wane’, as Christina Rossetti puts it, it’s a good … Continue reading “Featured Poem: An October Garden by Christina Rossetti”
If it’s not too late to say it, we’d like to wish a very Happy New Year to all of our Readers. After the fun and frivolity of the Christmas season, January can leave us feeling slightly raw and looking for things to anticipate. On the other hand, the arrival of a New Year also … Continue reading “Featured Poem: Old and New Year Ditties by Christina Rossetti”
December has arrived and in the run-up to the festive season we’ll be giving each Monday’s Featured Poem a seasonal twist with some Christmas themed verse. Over the next four weeks you can expect an Advent calendar of sorts as we bring you some of the best and most classic poetry to enjoy as you … Continue reading “Featured Poem: Advent by Christina Rossetti”
It’s the start of a long Easter weekend, and hopefully all of our Readers and followers will have a restful time ahead. However you’re marking this time of relaxation and reflection, a pause for some poetry is always welcome. Here’s an appropriate poem for the day by Christina Rossetti. Enjoy – and have a very … Continue reading “An Easter poem: Good Friday by Christina Rossetti”
This week’s Featured Poem is the choice of Casi Dylan, our Training Manager, who considers the many layers within this meaningful sonnet by Christina Rossetti. I thought that I knew this poem. I heard it for the first time around three years ago in a class led by Brian Nellist and it’s been with me … Continue reading “Featured Poem: Later Life: A Double Sonnet of Sonnets by Christina Rossetti”