I don't do poetry very often. Even when a favourite author of mine decides to put out a poetry book, I rarely ever read it. But, this collection of poems is very fantasy-like, so I have to admit, I enjoyed reading it.
From the back of the book:
An important and often-quoted literary figure, the English poet Christina Rossetti (1830-1894) wrote some of the most beautiful and voluptuous poetry in the English language. Like Emily Dickinson, she lived in self-imposed isolation, writing of God and lose love with a sensuality and passion that seemed to emanate from the soul.
This edition of 53 works combines a number of her best-known sonnets, ballads, and shorter lyrics with her long masterpiece, the narrative fable GOBLIN MARKET. A haunting fairy tale in verse, GOBLIN MARKET was once labeled a children's poem, yet its intricate symbolism and themes of temptation, sin, and redemption mark in for an adult audience. Among other works included in this choice collection are "The Convent Threshold," "Up-hill," "Cousin Kate," "Winter: My Secret," Maude Clare," "No, Thank You, John" and "After Death."
I don't really know how to review poetry, because it is not something I read very often, so this is just another post acknowledging that I read it, and enjoyed it! What are some of your favourite poets? They do not have to be fantasy.