Poet Christina Rossetti

English poet and author (B:1830-12-05 - D:1894-12-29)

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Diamond Or Coal

A diamond or a coal?
A diamond, if you please:
Who cares about a clumsy coal
Beneath the summer trees?

A diamond or a coal?
A coal, sir, if you please:
One comes to care about the coal
What time the waters freeze.



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