Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership


CreationEarth Nature Photos


At Home

 When I was dead, my spirit turned
To seek the much-frequented house:
I passed the door, and saw my friends
Feasting beneath green orange boughs;
From hand to hand they pushed the wine,
They sucked the pulp of plum and peach;
They sang, they jested, and they laughed,
For each was loved of each.
I listened to thier honest chat: Said one: "To-morrow we shall be Plod plod along the featureless sands, And coasting miles and miles of sea.
" Said one: "Before the turn of tide We will achieve the eyrie-seat.
" Said one: "To-morrow shall be like To-day, but much more sweet.
" "To-morrow," said they, strong with hope, And dwelt upon the pleasant way: "To-morrow," cried they, one and all, While no one spoke of yesterday.
Their life stood full at blessed noon; I, only I, had passed away: "To-morrow and to-day," they cried; I was of yesterday.
I shivered comfortless, but cast No chill across the table-cloth; I, all-forgotten, shivered, sad To stay, and yet to part how loth: I passed from the familiar room, I who from love had passed away, Like the remembrance of a guest That tarrieth but a day.

by Christina Rossetti
Biography | Poems | Best Poems | Short Poems | Quotes | Email Poem - At HomeEmail Poem |
Comment below this ad.

Top Christina Rossetti Poems

Analysis and Comments on At Home

Provide your analysis, explanation, meaning, interpretation, and comments on the poem At Home here.

Commenting has been disabled for now.