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Mary MacLeod and the Poetry of Religious Surrender

During my work as a research assistant for the Victorian Poetry Network, I came across the poetry of Mary MacLeod in Atalanta, a monthly magazine for middle-class young women published in London from October 1887 until September 1898.  Though Mary MacLeod wrote prolifically in the magazine between 1887 and 1893, she and her poetry have […]

Poem of the Month: Christina Rossetti’s “Who has seen the wind?”
Poem of the Month: Christina Rossetti's "Who has seen the wind?"

  Who has seen the wind? Neither I nor you: But when the leaves hang trembling The wind is passing thro’. Who has seen the wind? Neither you nor I: But when the trees bow down their heads The wind is passing by. My five-year-old son asked me yesterday what made the wind. This was […]

Poem of the Month: Christina Rossetti’s “In an Artist’s Studio”
Poem of the Month: Christina Rossetti's "In an Artist's Studio"

                                      Dante Gabriel Rossetti drew numerous pictures of his model, muse and later wife Elizabeth Siddal. The Rossetti Archive exhibits many portraits from 1850-1861, such as those given here. When his sister Christina’s poem “In an Artist’s […]

Poem of the Month: May

Christina Rossetti, “May” I cannot tell you how it was, But this I know: it came to pass Upon a bright and sunny day When May was young; ah, pleasant May! As yet the poppies were not born Between the blades of tender corn; The last egg had not hatched as yet, Nor any bird […]