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In celebration of National Poetry Month, every day we're posting a new poem from the spoken-word album Poetic License, a three-CD set that features one hundred performers of stage and screen reading one hundred poems selected by the actors themselves. From Shakespeare and Dickinson to Lucille Clifton and Allen Ginsberg, the lineup spans contemporary American poetry and classics of the Western canon.
Christina Rossetti (1830-1894) was an English poet of the Victorian era known for her mystical and religious themes and children's verse, but also for her examination of the experience of women during her time. Rossetti's poetry collections include Goblin Market and Other Poems (1862), A Pageant and Other Poems (1881), The Face of the Deep (1892), and Monna Innominata: Sonnets and Songs (1899).
Rebecca Luker has recently appeared in Mary Poppins and Nine on Broadway. The New York City actress and singer, whose latest album is Greenwich Time, has received award nominations for stage performances in The Music Man, The Sound of Music, and Show Boat, among other musicals.
"Remember" by Christina Rossetti, from Poetic License produced by Glen Roven. Copyright © 2010 by GPR Records. Used with permission of GPR Records.