Christina Georgina Rossetti

(5 December 1830 – 29 December 1894 / London)

Remember


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.

Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

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  • Rookie - 259 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 - 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

  • Rookie - 813 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

  • Rookie - 813 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

  • Freshman - 1,782 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 - 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 Terence George Craddock (8/3/2010 7:52:00 PM)

    'When I am dead my dearest sing no sad songs for me'

    'True Love' endures, though the 'Years Wash Away' but 'Song Of My Love' goes on like 'A Family Blessing'.

    'The living dying dying we love them best of all' (Report) Reply

  • Rookie L. L. (8/3/2010 9:51:00 AM)

    ha ha.don't quit. there are many other poems waiting to criticize. perfect or imperfect is just the way of calling. (Report) Reply

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