Lady mine, the hour is here

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1848?
Rhyme: aaabcccb
Meter: iambic
Genre: ballad

Scholarly Commentary


As WMR's pencil note at the end of the poem indicates, this is an early work clearly influenced by the secular carpe diem Italian poems DGR was translating at the time. Compare for example his translation of Ciullo d'Alcamo's dialogue of “Lover and Lady”.

The only surviving text is the draft in the library of the South African National Gallery.

Textual History: Composition

The text is early, perhaps as early as 1848.

Printing History

The verses have never been printed.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Source File: 43-1848.raw.xml