Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Here you will find the Poem At The Sun-Rise In 1848 of poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti

At The Sun-Rise In 1848

God said, Let there be light; and there was light. 
Then heard we sounds as though the Earth did sing 
And the Earth's angel cried upon the wing: 
We saw priests fall together and turn white: 
And covered in the dust from the sun's sight, 
A king was spied, and yet another king. 
We said: ?The round world keeps its balancing;
On this globe, they and we are opposite,?
If it is day with us, with them 'tis night.?
Still, Man, in thy just pride, remember this:? 
Thou hadst not made that thy sons' sons shall ask
What the word king may mean in their day's task, 
But for the light that led: and if light is, 
It is because God said, Let there be light.