Laura and Lizzie Asleep

by Christina Rossetti


Golden head by golden head,

Like two pigeons in one nest

Folded in each other's wings,

They lay down their curtained bed:

Like two blossoms on one stem

Like two flakes of new-fall'n snow,

Like two wands of ivory

Tipped with gold for awful kings.

Moon and stars gazed in at them,

Wind sang to them lullaby,

Lumbering owls forbore to fly,

Not a bat flapped to and fro

Round their nest:

Cheek to cheek and breast to breast

Locked together in one nest.


(From Goblin Market, lines 183-197)

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