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,
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Comments about Remember by Christina Georgina Rossetti

  • Dechen Doma Sherpa 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

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  • Cynthia Buhain-baello 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

  • Cynthia Buhain-baello 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

  • 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

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

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

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

    Swoooooooooooooooon! (Report) Reply

  • Darkangel Flyfree 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

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

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

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

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

  • Mary Lolly Florence Occenola (8/3/2010 8:04:00 PM)

    once upon a time, . one wants to be rememebered.. (Report) Reply

  • 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

  • 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

  • Pranab K Chakraborty Pranab K Chakraborty (8/3/2010 7:51:00 AM)

    REMEMBER ME WHEN I AM GONE AWAY
    GONE FAR AWAY INTO THE SILENT LAND

    The never-ending passion of a poet and a lover also. Time gone by, but such passion is eternal. Today...today.....also hear the cry within....... (Report) Reply

  • Kevin Straw Kevin Straw (8/3/2010 5:45:00 AM)

    I have decided to quit this page. The standard of criticism is too low. The general concensus seems to be that if a poem is published it becomes some kind of holy icon impervious to criticism. Also the same poems surface over and over and the whole exercise, after about a year, becomes pointless. I shall still make comments on poems, but not on the daily selection. Two things daily criticism has taught me are 1) that to write the perfect poem is a considerable intellectual feat and 2) how imperfect my own poetry is. (Report) Reply

  • Joseph Poewhit (8/3/2010 5:19:00 AM)

    Last two lines hold some real wisdom. (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh T A Ramesh T A (8/3/2010 2:04:00 AM)

    Indeed forgetting puts an end to all worries! There lies real freedom! (Report) Reply

  • nature 360 (8/3/2009 11:31:00 PM)

    Beautiful emotions laced with sorrow; leading the lover out of his pain so he can remember love as happy days gone by.

    True love; as seen by the poet. (Report) Reply

  • Sruthi Sahadevan (8/3/2009 8:24:00 PM)

    its a good one...made me feel great on reading it (Report) Reply

  • Sara S (8/3/2009 5:06:00 PM)

    Good poem!
    straw, you don't have to like it, but please don't ruin the poem for the rest of us! (Report) Reply

  • Michael Pruchnicki (8/3/2009 9:49:00 AM)

    Does nothing satisfy our hypercritical Straw? Take it slow, Kevin, and read the sonnet line by line before launching into 'the thrology behind the phrase 'darkness and corruption, '' all right? First off, identify the type - Italian or English? Is there a break between octave and sestet? What does that signify? Whether or not Rosseti's sonnet is a 'pale version' of Shakespeare's Sonnet 74, I leave to our readers to decide!

    OK, time's up! 'Remember' is an Italian sonnet, patterned after Petrarch. The octave (first 8 lines) states an argument, and the sestet (final 6 lines) resolves or answers the argument. The silent land is death's dominion, the speaker notes, and when I am there I can no longer respond to your overtures. But do not grieve, for though I dwell in darkness and my mortal remains disintegrate into dust, recall the happy times we shared and let the sad times go! (Report) Reply










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