By Diane Denton | On August 30, 2015 | Comments (2)
Christina Georgina Rossetti (December 5, 1830 – December 29, 1894), one of the most enduring of Victorian poets, was born in London, the youngest of four artistic and literary siblings. Best known for her long poem Goblin Market, her love poem Remember, and the lyrics to the popular Christmas carol In the Bleak Midwinter, Algernon Charles Swinburne and Lord Tennyson praised her work and she was hailed as the natural successor to Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Christina’s poetry and prose reflected her pensive, passionate, devotional, and, at times, playful personality.
She used lyricism and symbolism to contemplate themes like earthly and divine love, nature, death, gender, and sexuality, and drew inspiration from the Bible, folk stories and the lives of the saints. Read More→