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Rossetti, Christina - The Dream



Type of Spiritual Experience


The painting is by Christina's brother Dante Gabriel and is entitled "The gate of memory 1864"


A description of the experience

Adapted from a poem by Christina Rossetti

Come to me in the darkness of the night
Come to me in the silence of a dream
Come with soft rounded cheeks and eyes as bright
As sunlight on a stream
Come back and stay
Oh sweetheart, the love of all my waking day
Oh dream, how sweet, so sweet, so very sweet
If awake, I should have been in Paradise
Where souls full of joy both love and meet
Where thirsting longing eyes
Watch the slow door
That opening, letting in, lets out no more
Oh come to me in my dreams, that I may live
My life again but this time in the night
Come to me in my dreams that I may give
You everything I gave you in the light
Speak low, lean low
So close, I hold you now

The source of the experience

Rossetti, Christina

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