Christina Georgina Rossetti

(5 December 1830 – 29 December 1894 / London)

A Diamond Or A Coal?


A diamond or a coal?
A diamond, if you please:
Who cares about a clumsy coal
Beneath the summer trees?
A diamond or a coal?
A coal, sir, if you please:
One comes to care about the coal
What time the waters freeze.

Submitted: Thursday, April 01, 2010

Do you like this poem?
1 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (A Diamond Or A Coal? by Christina Georgina Rossetti )

Enter the verification code :

  • Brian Jani (6/20/2014 3:37:00 PM)

    The laws of value are quite puzzling, even a bottle of water can sell at the price of gold in the desert.nice poem and I like the whole concept (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

Poem of the Day

poet Sir John Suckling

Dost see how unregarded now
That piece of beauty passes?
There was a time when I did vow
To that alone;
But mark the fate of faces;
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Elizabeth Bishop

 

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. If, Rudyard Kipling
  5. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  6. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  8. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  10. Daffodils, William Wordsworth

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]