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.
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