Sunday, December 03, 2006

December's Quote

From "In the Bleak Midwinter:

"What can I give Him,
Poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd
I would bring a lamb,
If I were a wise man
I would do my part,--
Yet what I can give Him,
Give my heart."

~Christina Rossetti

2 comments:

slskenyon said...

Fantastic--a Christina Rosetti quote. I never see enough of her, probably because she mostly wrote stuff for children. I remember singing a very nice song called "Love Came Down at Christmas" that the text was hers.

MaureenE said...

She actually has quite a few beautiful adult-y poems. The Everyman's Library Pocket Poets series has a nice edition of her selected (or maybe complete) poems. :)