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Echo by Christina Rossetti

Come to me in the silence of the night;
    Come in the speaking silence of a dream;
Come with soft rounded cheeks and eyes as bright
    As sunlight on a stream;
        Come back in tears,
O memory, hope, love of finished years.

O dream how sweet, too sweet, too bitter sweet,
    Whose wakening should have been in Paradise,
Where souls brimful of love abide and meet;
    Where thirsting longing eyes
        Watch the slow door
That opening, letting in, lets out no more.

Yet come to me in dreams, that I may live
    My very life again though cold in death:
Come back to me in dreams, that I may give
    Pulse for pulse, breath for breath:
        Speak low, lean low,
As long ago, my love, how long ago!


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  1. A fine piece of prose to feature this week♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/embossed/

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  2. A perfect choice for the letter E.

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  3. How well Rossetti expresses longing for dreams/days gone by.

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  4. Beautiful poem -- thanks for sharing.

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  5. Oh my.

    What exceptional imagery and writing.

    I've been feeling a bit down of late and this made me quite teary!

    I always remind myself that feelings are a good thing!

    And your writing so often evokes them in me.

    Thanks for sharing.

    And thank you for linking for the letter E.

    A+

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