Christina Rossetti quote

"She cried, "Laura," up the garden, "Did you miss me? Come and kiss me. Never mind my bruises, Hug me, kiss me, suck my juices Squeezed from goblin fruits for you, Goblin pulp and goblin dew. Eat me, drink me, love me; Laura, make much of me; For your sake I have braved the glen And had to do with goblin merchant men."

Christina Rossetti

Born: December 5, 1830

Die: December 29, 1894

Occupation: Poet

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