Monday, March 5, 2012


I have just recently stumbled upon Christina Rossetti.
She is an absolutely brilliant poet.
I highly recommend her to my like-minded friends.
xo   ~Fox

The English poet Christina Georgina Rossetti (December 5,1830-1894)
 wrote poems of love, fantasy, and nature, verses for children, and devotional poetry and prose.

I have to give credit for my stumble to, well, first the Universe, as I believe She always tosses in your path what you need to be reading.  And second, to another stumble, LeFanu, who writes amazingly clever Victorian short stories.  Laura Silver Bell caught my heart and then my research led me to Rossetti.

Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu (28 August 1814 – 7 February 1873) was an Irish writer of Gothic tales and mystery novels. He was the leading ghost storywriter of the nineteenth century and was central to the development of the genre in the Victorian era.

Clearly, good reading is a matter of good stumbling!



Teresa said...

It's been a very long time since I read Rossetti, but I don't think I'm familiar with Le Fanu. If only the kids wouldn't eat my book, I'd have to check it out. :-)


I believe next month (April) is poetry month. Your books should fit right in. -- barbara

Crafty Green Poet said...

Oh yes isn't Christina Rossetti wonderful?


I am unfamiliar with Christina Rossetti. I will find her books and give them a read -- thanks -- barbara