Christina Rossetti: Poems

Song ('She sat and sang alway')

She sat and sang alway

By the green margin of a stream,

Watching the fishes leap and play

Beneath the glad sunbeam.

I sat and wept alway

Beneath the moon's most shadowy beam,

Watching the blossoms of the May

Weep leaves into the stream.

I wept for memory;

She sang for hope that is so fair: 10

My tears were swallowed by the sea;

Her songs died on the air.