Selected American and British Poems


The Sisters

by Christina Rossetti
Additional Information
  • Year Published: 0
  • Language: English
  • Country of Origin: England
  • Source: Walter Barnes, ed., Types of Children’s Literature: A Collection of the World’s Best Literature for Children, For Use in Colleges, Normal Schools and Library Schools
  • Readability:
    • Flesch–Kincaid Level: 8.2
  • Word Count: 65


Sing me a song—
   What shall I sing?—
Three merry sisters
   Dancing in a ring,
Light and fleet upon their feet
   As birds upon the wing.

Tell me a tale—
   What shall I tell?—
Two mournful sisters,
   And a tolling knell,
Tolling ding and tolling dong,
   Ding dong bell.