Sing-Song by Christina Rossetti

Sing-SongSing-Song by Christina Rossetti

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Such delightfully depressing poems! Dead babies, motherless children, babyless mothers, love, life, dead birds–this book has it all!

It is actually a well-designed collection with careful illustrations. It definitely presents some fun literary analyses.

It is worth checking out.


Mix a pancake,
Stir a pancake,
Pop it in the pan;
Fry the pancake;
Toss the pancake,
Catch it if you can.

A more common trope:

Why did baby die,
Making Father sigh,
Mother cry?

Flowers, that bloom to die,
Make no reply
Of “why?”
But bow and die

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