Daily Archives: July 15, 2006

yellow tulips in blue form and peacocks with a hundred eyes

yellow tulips, istanbul tulip festival, istanbul, pentax k10d

yellow tulips, istanbul tulip festival, istanbul, pentax k10d

My Love Is Come to Me

My heart is like a singing bird
whose nest is int a water’d shoot;
My heart is like an apple tree
whose boughs are bent with thick-set fruit;

My heart is like a rainbow shell
that paddles in a haleyon sea;
My heart is gladder than all these,
Because my love is come to me.

Raise me a dais of silk and down:
Hang it with fair and purple dyes;
Carve it in doeves and pomegranates,
And peacocks with a hundred eyes;

Work it in gold and silver grapes,
In leaves and silver fleurs-de-lis;
Because the birthday of my life
Is come, my love is come to me.

Christina Rossetti