Minnie Bakes Oaten Cakes

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



Minnie bakes oaten cakes,
Minnie brews ale,
All because her Johnny's coming
Home from sea.
And she glows like a rose
Who was so pale,
And ‘Are you sure the church clock goes?’
Says she.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Characters 197
Words 38
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 8

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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