Hurt No Living Thing

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



Hurt no living thing:
Ladybird, nor butterfly,
Nor moth with dusty wing,
Nor cricket chirping cheerily,
Nor grasshopper so light of leap,
Nor dancing gnat, nor beetle fat,
Nor harmless worms that creep.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on April 27, 2023

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Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 210
Words 35
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 7

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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