Song

Original Text: 
Poems of Christina Rossetti, ed. William M. Rossetti (London: Macmillan, 1904), 290.
1She sat and sang alway
2    By the green margin of a stream,
3Watching the fishes leap and play
4    Beneath the glad sunbeam.
5I sat and wept alway
6    Beneath the moon's most shadowy beam,
7Watching the blossoms of the May
8    Weep leaves into the stream.
9I wept for memory;
10    She sang for hope that is so fair:
11My tears were swallowed by the sea;
12    Her songs died on the air.
Publication Start Year: 
1862
RPO poem Editors: 
Marc R. Plamondon
RPO Edition: 
2006
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