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Poems by Christina G. Rossetti

«·“LOVE IS STRONG AS DEATH.” · ONE SEA-SIDE GRAVE.·»

BIRCHINGTON CHURCHYARD.

A lowly hill which overlooks a flat,
  Half sea, half country side;
  A flat-shored sea of low-voiced creeping tide
Over a chalky, weedy mat.

A hill of hillocks, flowery and kept green
  Round Crosses raised for hope,
  With many-tinted sunsets where the slope
Faces the lingering western sheen.

A lowly hope, a height that is but low,
  While Time sets solemnly,
  While the tide rises of Eternity,
Silent and neither swift nor slow.


«·“LOVE IS STRONG AS DEATH.” · ONE SEA-SIDE GRAVE.·»