While Visions of Sugar Plums Danced. . .

While Visions of Sugar Plums Danced. . .

Saturday, April 11, 2009

An Easter Carol

An Easter Carol


Christina Rossetti


        Spring bursts to-day,

For Christ is risen and all the earth’s at play.


        Flash forth, thou Sun,

The rain is over and gone, its work is done.


        Winter is past,

Sweet Spring is come at last, is come at last.


        Bud, Fig and Vine,

Bud, Olive, fat with fruit and oil and wine.


        Break forth this morn

In roses, thou but yesterday a Thorn.


        Uplift thy head,

O pure white Lily through the Winter dead.


        Beside your dams

Leap and rejoice, you merry-making Lambs.


        All Herds and Flocks

Rejoice, all Beasts of thickets and of rocks.


        Sing, Creatures, sing,

Angels and Men and Birds and everything.


        All notes of Doves

Fill all our world: this is the time of loves.



From Poems | Little, Brown, and Company, 1906

No comments:

Post a Comment

Foods to Love, Words to Savor

Custom Search