Thursday, December 01, 2011

"When I Am Dead, My Dearest" by Christina Rossetti




4 Comments:

Anonymous see drum said...

this captures the mood I will be in, on my death bed. reminding others. In this way. Seems pleasant enough. be well John. I enjoy coming by. To see...what is here. this was great. I did relate.

1:29 pm  
Anonymous Danny Sillada said...

My first encounter of Rossetti's poem; I love it John. :)

5:06 am  
Anonymous John Pendrey said...

That's made my day to introduce you to Christina Rossetti. I'd be interested in your reaction to 'Goblin Market', magicaly sensual.

9:19 am  
Anonymous Danny Sillada said...

I just read the “Goblin Market” of Christina Rossetti and I can say it is a very interesting piece during Victorian era -- naively sensual, provocative, and sensational in its own time and circumstance. There is something Freudian and Marxian in the poem, there is a subtle sexual imagery yet deeply hidden between the interaction of the sisters and the goblin vendors. There’s also a prophetic message for contemporary capitalism and consumerism – how mass culture can entice the consumers with its created needs and wants. I can write a treatise on this poem from sexual repression to consumerism, from religious hang-ups to feminist empowerment. Thank you John, I’m becoming interested in Rossetti’s rich and powerful poems. :)

5:32 am  

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