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Remember Me

The Entombment of Atala. Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson. 1808.


Remember Me

Christina Rossetti (1830-1894)


Remember me when I am gone away,

Gone far away into the silent land;

When you can no more hold me by the hand,

Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay.

Remember me when no more day by day

You tell me of our future that you plann’d:

Only remember me; you understand

It will be late to counsel then or pray.
Yet if you should forget me for a while

And afterwards remember, do not grieve:

For if the darkness and corruption leave

A vestige of thoughts that once I had,

Better by far you should forget and smile

Than that you should remember and be sad.


This entry is a submission of Fiona of Vista Court.