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English Poetry. Christina Georgina Rossetti. Christmas Day. Кристина Джорджина Россетти.






Christina Georgina Rossetti (Кристина Джорджина Россетти)

Christmas Day

A baby is a harmless thing
  And wins our hearts with one accord,
And Flower of Babies was their King,
  Jesus Christ our Lord:
Lily of lilies He
Upon His Mother’s knee;
Rose of roses, soon to be
Crowned with thorns on leafless tree.

A lamb is innocent and mild
  And merry on the soft green sod;
And Jesus Christ, the Undefiled,
  Is the Lamb of God:
Only spotless He
Upon His Mother’s knee;
White and ruddy, soon to be
Sacrificed for you and me.

Nay, lamb is not so sweet a word,
  Nor lily half so pure a name;
Another name our hearts hath stirred,
  Kindling them to flame:
“Jesus” certainly
Is music and melody:
Heart with heart in harmony
Carol we and worship we.

Christina Georgina Rossetti’s other poems:

  1. Repining
  2. A Testimony
  3. Maiden May
  4. Twice
  5. The Convent Threshold

Poems of other poets with the same name (Стихотворения других поэтов с таким же названием):

  • John Keble (Джон Кибл) Christmas Day («What sudden blaze of song»)
  • Hartley Coleridge (Хартли Кольридж) Christmas Day («WAS it a fancy, bred of vagrant guess»)
  • Charles Kingsley (Чарльз Кингсли) Christmas Day («How will it dawn, the coming Christmas Day?») Eversley, 1868
  • Henry White (Генри Уайт) Christmas Day («Yet once more, and once more, awake, my Harp»)




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