Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Here you will find the Poem English May of poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti

English May

WOULD God your health were as this month of May 
Should be, were this not England,?and your face 
Abroad, to give the gracious sunshine grace 
And laugh beneath the budding hawthorn-spray. 
But here the hedgerows pine from green to grey 
While yet May's lyre is tuning, and her song 
Is weak in shade that should in sun be strong; 
And your pulse springs not to so faint a lay.
If in my life be breath of Italy, 
Would God that I might yield it all to you! 
So, when such grafted warmth had burgeoned through 
The languor of your Maytime's hawthorn-tree, 
My spirit at rest should walk unseen and see 
The garland of your beauty bloom anew.