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Free Thought Fridays: Sudden Light by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

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Holy Grail, 1874, Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Holy Grail, 1874, Dante Gabriel Rossetti

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Ever since my high school art teacher introduced me to the Pre-Raphaelites I have loved their work. Sudden light is one of my favourite poems, written by Dante Gabriel Rosetti, a co-founder of the PRB (Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood). The PRB was a group of painters, poets and critics that was founded in 1848. Hope you enjoy it!

Sudden Light

I have been here before,
But when or how I cannot tell:
I know the grass beyond the door,
The sweet keen smell,
The sighing sound, the lights around the shore.

You have been mine before
How long ago I may not know:
But just when at that swallow’s soar
Your neck turned so,
Some veil did fall, I knew it all of yore.

Has this been thus before?
And shall not thus time’s eddying flight
Still with our lives our love restore
In death’s despite,
And day and night yield one delight once more?

By Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1853

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