Christina Georgina Rossetti

(5 December 1830 – 29 December 1894 / London)

Remember - Poem by Christina Georgina Rossetti

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 the thoughts that once I had,
Better by far you should forget and smile
Than that you should remember and be sad.


Comments about Remember by Christina Georgina Rossetti

  • Veteran Poet - 1,547 Points Dorothy- A. Holmes (5/17/2015 10:00:00 AM)

    My most favorite poem...first read when I was eleven years of age...the words remained with me throughout the years as an instant recalled verse. I loved the verse then and now at age 83. I could repeat the lines, almost word for word after that first reading by heart, as we called it back then. The words haunt my memory, never to be forgotten. Dorothy Alves Holmes (Report) Reply

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  • Freshman - 605 Points Matthew Holloway (3/28/2015 12:23:00 PM)

    I adore this poem on so many levels it is beautifully written (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 28,899 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (3/12/2015 2:59:00 AM)

    Truly a great feel is getting while reading this poem. likes. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 121 Points Jacob Macharia (8/3/2014 9:58:00 AM)

    Grearm..always remember to remember (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 14,297 Points * Sunprincess * (6/6/2014 5:40:00 PM)

    ..............truly a beautiful composition... (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,389 Points Herbert Guitang (4/25/2014 8:31:00 AM)

    Let us still remember all antique art and poems with smile (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 8 Points Sj Holland (8/3/2013 6:02:00 PM)

    It is indeed better to remember and smile. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 208 Points R.j. Wynn (8/3/2013 8:50:00 AM)

    Remembrance is full of sadness, happiness and love. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 278 Points Jack Growden (8/3/2013 3:19:00 AM)

    PLEASE READ MY COLLECTION! I am a young, aspiring poet and hence all feedback is welcomed. Feel free to rate and comment as you wish. Thanks! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Chelsey Justice (3/19/2013 1:35:00 PM)

    This is the poem I told my better half to read as a part of my euology at my funeral. It is romantic which Christina Rossetti was very romantic. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 20 Points Akanksha Bhatt (10/1/2012 10:31:00 AM)

    just amazing! i am listening to it the first time and its great! a beautiful poem! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 8 Points Dechen Doma Sherpa (9/24/2012 4:53:00 AM)

    i came across this poem when i was locked inside the college library for an hour. this is one of the finest poem i have read, which talks of life and death in so bewitching manner. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,815 Points Cynthia Buhain-baello (8/4/2012 12:09:00 AM)

    This poem reminded me of high school when we were in Literature class- a poem that marked the beginning of my love for poetry, beautiful and profound words, excellent form and theme. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,815 Points Cynthia Buhain-baello (8/4/2012 12:08:00 AM)

    This poem reminded me of high school when we were in Literature class- a poem that marked the beginning of my love for poetry, beautiful and profound words, excellent form and theme. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,355 Points Kevin Patrick (8/3/2012 7:03:00 PM)

    Exquisite versus tremendously capturing regret and longing, she was clear with her language and presentation, as such its east to remember and it stays with you. Truly beautiful (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jorj Abrahab (8/3/2012 5:41:00 PM)

    These poems are accessible, true to life, brave, straightforward, compassionate and very human. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Carlos Echeverria (8/3/2012 10:22:00 AM)

    Swoooooooooooooooon! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 4 Points Darkangel Flyfree (8/3/2012 10:17:00 AM)

    I like this poem, very beautiful and touching! Always remember me when i am gone, for i am in peace now, no more sorrow or pain! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Samuel Leumas (8/3/2012 8:34:00 AM)

    wow beautiful and beautiful is poetry is touching beatitude (Report) Reply

  • Rookie isatou Juwara (10/30/2011 10:46:00 AM)

    how very touching......i wish to be remebered long after am gone....amen. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002



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