Fly Away, Fly Away Over The Sea

Christina Georgina Rossetti 1830 (London) – 1894 (London)



Fly away, fly away over the sea,
Sun-loving swallow, for summer is done;
Come again, come again, come back to me,
Bringing the summer and bringing the sun.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on April 27, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABAB
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 163
Words 30
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 4

Christina Georgina Rossetti

Christina Georgina Rossetti was an English poet who wrote various romantic, devotional, and children's poems. "Goblin Market" and "Remember" remain famous. She wrote the words of two Christmas carols well known in the UK: "In the Bleak Midwinter", later set by Gustav Holst and by Harold Darke, and "Love Came Down at Christmas", set by Harold Darke and by other composers. more…

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