Archived Love Poems


Twice by Christina Rossetti

You took my heart in your hand
...With a friendly smile,
With a critical eye you scann'd,
...Then set it down,
And said, 'It is still unripe,
...Better wait awhile;
Wait while the skylarks pipe,
...Till the corn grows brown.'

As you set it down it broke--
...Broke, but I did not wince;
I smiled at the speech you spoke,
...At your judgement I heard:
But I have not often smiled
...Since then, nor question'd since,
Nor cared for cornflowers wild,
...Nor sung with the singing bird.

.....from Twice by Christina Rossetti (1830-94)


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Archived Love Quote: Love is as strict as acting. If you want to love somebody, stand there and do it. If you don't, don't. There are no other choices..... Tyne Daly