Monthly Archives: March 2016

Mother’s Day Sonnets

Learning about the sonnet today and our talented players learned half of this beautiful Christina Rossetti sonnet for Mother’s Day :  
Sonnets are full of love, and this my tome

By Christina Rossetti, 1830 – 1894
 Sonnets are full of love, and this my tome

Has many sonnets: so here now shall be

One sonnet more, a love sonnet, from me

To her whose heart is my heart’s quiet home,

To my first Love, my Mother, on whose knee

I learnt love-lore that is not troublesome;

Whose service is my special dignity,

And she my loadstar while I go and come

And so because you love me, and because

I love you, Mother, I have woven a wreath

Of rhymes wherewith to crown your honored name:

In you not fourscore years can dim the flame

Of love, whose blessed glow transcends the laws

Of time and change and mortal life and death.

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