Poet Christina Rossetti

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

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Hope

Hope is like a harebell trembling from its birth,
Love is like a rose the joy of all the earth;
Faith is like a lily lifted high and white,
Love is like a lovely rose the world's delight;
Harebells and sweet lilies show a thornless growth,
But the rose with all its thorns excels them both.



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