christina rossetti quotes

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the birthday of my life
Is come, my love is come to me.
My heart is like a singing bird
Whose nest is in a watered shoot;
Yet come to me in dreams that I may live
My very life again though cold in death:
As a tree my sin stands
To darken all lands;
Death is the fruit it bore.
And my eyes are blue;
So ferry me across the water,
"Ferry me across the water,
Do, boatman, do."
"If you've a penny in your purse
I'll ferry you."
Morning and evening
Maids heard the goblins cry:
'Come buy our orchard fruits,
Come buy, come buy:
The customary cry,
'Come buy, come buy,'
With its iterated jingle
Of sugar-bated words:
One had a cat's face,
One whisked a tail,
Their fruits like honey to the throat
But poison in the blood
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