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Alfred H. Miles, ed.  Women Poets of the Nineteenth Century.  1907.
Time Flies.
XIII. “Who Is This That Cometh up?”
By Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830–1894)
October 30

WHO is this that cometh up not alone
  From the fiery-flying serpent wilderness
Leaning upon her own Beloved One,
  Who is this?
  Lo, the King of King’s daughter, a high princess,        5
Going home as bride to her Husband’s Throne,
  Virgin queen in perfected loveliness.
Her eyes a dove’s eyes and her voice a dove’s moan,
  She shows like a full moon for heavenliness,
Eager saints and angels ask in heaven’s zone:        10
  Who is this?

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