The Poetry of Christina Georgina...
Christina Georgina Rossetti
Christina was born in London in 1830 one of four children who were all to become artists and writers. Educated at home, her life was filled with the Italian influences of her Father and the wide ranging interests of her mother. She began to write at age 12 as her Fathers health broke and the family’s descended to near poverty. She first published aged 18 and over the following decade her writing was to flourish and in 1860 her most famous work Goblin Market was released and her reputation was set. A sufferer from Graves disease from the 1870’s she also developed breast cancer which subsequently recurred and was to cause her death in 1894. She is buried in Highgate Cemetery.Our poems are; Christina Georgina Rossetti - An Introduction, A Birthday, A Pause Of Thought, A Study, A Soul, Sonnets Are Full Of Love, Dreamland; Echo, By The Sea, Ferry Me Across The Water, Frog & Toad, If A Mouse Could Fly, The City Mouse And The Country Mouse, Lambs At Play, A Spring Carol, In The Willow Shade, Summer, Summer Is Ended, If All Were Rain And Never Sun, An October Garden, Christmas Eve, Good Friday, A Years Windfalls, How Many Seconds In A Minute, Who Has Seen The World, Wife To Husband, Bitter For Sweet, If Stars Dropped Out Of Heaven, An Emerald Is As Green As Grass, Is The Moon Tired, Goblin Market, In The Bleak Midwinter, Winter - My Secret, January Cold Desolate, After This The Judgement, After Death, Sappho, Goodbye In Fear Goodbye In Sorrow, Dead Before Death, Life And Death, Remember & Requiem. Among our readers are David Shaw-Parker and Ghizela Rowe.