Christina Georgina Rossetti
5 December 1803 - 29 December 1870 / London
An Emerald Is As Green As Grass
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An emerald is as green as grass;
A ruby red as blood;
A sapphire shines as blue as heaven;
A flint lies in the mud.
A diamond is a brilliant stone,
To catch the world's desire;
An opal holds a fiery spark;
But a flint holds fire.
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