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To My Mother, by Christina Rossetti | Poets.org

Christina Rossetti's best-known work, Goblin Market and Other Poems, was published in 1862. The collection established Rossetti as a significant voice in Victorian poetry. She died in 1894.

To My Mother

by Christina Rossetti

 

To-day's your natal day;

 

Sweet flowers I bring:

Mother, accept, I pray

My offering.

 

And may you happy live,

And long us bless;

Receiving as you give

Great happiness.

 

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