Poem of theWeek 46

The Rainbow

Christina Rossetti


Boats sail on the rivers,

And ships sail on the seas;

But clouds that sail across the sky

Are prettier than these.

There are bridges on the rivers,

As pretty as you please;

But the bow that bridges heaven,

And overtops the trees,

And builds a road from earth to sky,

Is prettier far than these.


Poem of the Week 42


Christina Rossetti

Rushes in a watery place,

And reeds in a hollow;

A soaring skylark in the sky,

A darting swallow:

And where pale blosson used to hang

Ripe fruit to follow.