Ferry Me Across the Water

by Christina Rossetti

"Ferry me across the water,
Do, boatman, do."
"If you've a penny in your purse
I'll ferry you."

"I have a penny in my purse,
And my eyes are blue;
So ferry me across the water,
Do, boatman, do!"

"Step into my ferry-boat,
Be they black or blue,
And for the penny in your purse
I'll ferry you."

 

 


Joachim Patinir

Title:

Ferry Me Across the Water

Poet:

Rossetti, Christina

Literary Period:

Pre-Raphaelite

About the Poet:

Christina began writing poetry when she was eleven years old and continued throughout her life. She lived an unfulfilled life, rejecting two potential husbands.