A reading of a classic rossetti poem ‘my heart is like a singing bird’: ‘a birthday’ is one of the most widely anthologised poems by the victorian poet christina rossetti (1830-94) it is also, perhaps, one of the greatest birthday poems in the english language. On december 5, 1830, christina rossetti was born in london, one of four children of italian parents her father was the poet gabriele rossetti her brother dante gabriel rossetti also became a poet and a painter rossetti's first poems were written in 1842 and printed in the private press of her grandfather. A birthday - a poem by christina rossetti a poem can stir all of the senses, and the subject matter of a poem can range from being funny to being sad we hope that you liked this poem and the sentiments in the words of a birthday by christina rossetti you will find even more poem lyrics by this famous author by simply clicking on the poetry.
On december 5, 1830, christina rossetti was born in london, one of four children of italian parents her father was the poet gabriele rossetti her brother dante gabriel rossetti also became a poet and a painter. A birthday by christina rossetti my heart is like a singing bird whose nest is in a watered shoot my heart is like an apple-tree whose boughs are bent with thickset fruit.
A birthday by christina georgina rossetti my heart is like a singing bird whose nest is in a waterd shoot my heart is like an appletree whose boughs are bent with thickset fruit my heart is page.
Enter christina rossetti—the english daughter of italian parents, sister to poet and artist dante gabriel rossetti, and a devout poet herself whose work often expressed an intense religious conviction born in 1830, christina rossetti was writing poetry by the time she was twelve.
'a birthday'- imagery, symbolism and themes imagery and symbolism the imagery used in the first stanza draws on familiar natural objects but can also be read at another level in the light of rossetti's knowledge of the biblein the second verse, the focus is on artificial objects hung, carved and worked by human hands. The poem, a birthday, with its sixteen lines of distilled beauty is one of christian rossetti’s most popular poems and one of the most frequently quoted and anthologised of all her works it is an unusual poem in rossetti’s production as it expresses pure, undarkened joy. Christina rossetti: poems study guide contains a biography of poet christina rossetti, literature essays, a complete e-text, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis of select poems.