Hi, and welcome to another Word Garden Word List, where we use at least three words from a themed list of twenty in an original poem of our own. This week, our inspiration comes from Victorian poet Christian Rossetti.
Lately I have been exploring and revisiting my earliest influences and this is no exception. While still in high school, I came across this poem of Rossetti's and became a lifelong admirer:
She often wrote of nature (though she was primarily a city dweller), the longing for love, mortality, and spirituality. She also wrote at least two Christmas carols and also children's verse. She was the sister of Dante Gabriel Rossetti and her father was also a poet. She came to fame with her collection "The Goblin Market & Other Poems" in 1862. Usually writing in a rhyming, rather uncomplicated style, Rosetti's poetry is some of the most moving I've had the pleasure to read. Here is one of my favorites, entitled "The Queen of Hearts":
Our aim here is to use the word list as a springboard to our own creativity, not to copy the style of the featured poet--though homages are always fine. So, without further ado, your list: