Rossetti Archive Textual Transcription

Document Title: Letter to Jane Morris, 3 September 1880
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Date of Composition: 1880 September 3
Type of Manuscript: letter
Scribe: DGR

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The Day-Dream
  • The thronged boughs of the shadowy sycamore
  • Still fledge young leaflets half the summer through;
  • From when the robin 'gainst the unhidden blue
  • Perched dark, till now, deep in the leafy core,
  • The embowered throstles' urgent clangours gore
  • The Summer silence. Still the leaves come new;
  • Yet never rosy-sheathed as those which drew
  • Their spiral tongues from spring-buds heretofore.
  • Within the branching shade of Reverie
  • 10Dreams even may spring till autumn; yet none be
  • Like woman's budding day-dream spirit-fann'd.
  • Lo! Tow'rd deep skies, not deeper than her look,
  • She dreams; till now on her forgotten book
  • Drops the forgotten blossom from her hand.
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