A Simple Prayer Poem
What do you give, when you don't believe you have anything to give? My Gift is a short prayer that points out the most obvious choice.
by Christina Rossetti
What can I give Him,
Poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd
I would bring a lamb,
If I were a Wise Man,
I would do my part, -
Yet what can I give Him,
Give my heart.
~Christina Rossetti (1830 - 1894)
Christina Rossetti was an English poet who came by her writing ability quite naturally. Her brothers were: Dante Gabriel Rossetti--an English poet, illustrator, painter, and translator; and William Michael Rossetti--a poet and a critic.
Her sister, Maria Francesca Rossetti, was an English author, while her father, Gabriele Rossetti, was an Italian poet and scholar.
Christina Rossetti began writing at the tender age of 7, but she was 31 before her first work--Goblin Market and Other Poems (1862)--was published.
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