Love's Melancholy by Constant Mayer 1866

Love's Melancholy, by Constant Myer (1829-1911), 1866. Courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

by Christina Rossetti
from Goblin Market, and other poems, 1866


I cannot tell you how it was,
But this I know: it came to pass
Upon a bright and sunny day
When May was young; ah, pleasant May!
As yet the poppies were not born
Between the blades of tender corn;
The last egg had not hatched as yet,
Nor any bird foregone its mate.

I cannot tell you what it was,
But this I know: it did but pass.
It passed away with sunny May,
Like all sweet things it passed away,
And left me old, and cold, and gray.

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Christina Rossetti - May01:02

Christina Rossetti - May

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