Favourite Poem – “I loved you first: but afterwards your love…”



Christina Rossetti is a Victorian poet who tends to be overlooked. If people know her at all, it is either for her poem Song which tends to be read at funerals and the lyrics of the carol In the Bleak Midwinter or as the sister of the PreRaphaelite artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti. But she is an excellent poet and this poem, an exploration of the dynamics of love, is one of my favourites.



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