"Twist me a crown of wind-flowers;
that I may fly away
To hear the singers at their song,
And players at their play.
Put on your crown of wind-flower:
But wither would you go?
Beyond the surging of the sea
and the storms that blow.
Alas! Your crown of wind-flowers
Can never make you fly:
I twist them in a crown to-day,
And to-night they die."
- Twist Me a Crown
Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830-94)