22 Mar 2010

Excerpt from 'A Better Resurrection' -- Christina Rossetti

I have no wit, no words, no tears;
My heart within me like a stone
Is numb’d too much for hopes or fears;
Look right, look left, I dwell alone;
I lift mine eyes, but dimm’d with grief
No everlasting hills I see;
My life is in the falling leaf:
O Jesus, quicken me.

Source: Rossetti, C 1862, Goblin Market and other Poems, Cambridge, Macmillan.

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