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

  • (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!
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  • Kevin Straw (8/3/2009 5:30:00 AM)


    I do not agree with the theology behind the phrase 'darkness and corruption' - it spoils the poem for me. This is a pale version of Shakespeare's Sonnet 74 'But be contented when that fell arrest/Without all bail shall carry me away...' (Report) Reply

  • (8/3/2009 3:59:00 AM)


    This is beautiful, even in memory she does not want to grieve some one. Admirable lines and style of expression. Somber and touching. (Report) Reply

  • (1/13/2009 9:03:00 AM)


    beautiful and haunting. (Report) Reply

  • (8/3/2008 10:16:00 AM)


    Meaning souding mix with ease and flow (Report) Reply

  • (8/3/2008 6:35:00 AM)


    wow..this poem is rlly beautiful it has a lot of feelings mixed 2gether (Report) Reply

  • (8/3/2008 1:16:00 AM)


    Very beautiful, meaningful, It's really better to forget and be happy, than to remember and be sad. (Report) Reply

  • (4/12/2008 9:22:00 AM)


    Great poem..really envokes feeling in me.... (Report) Reply

  • (4/10/2008 9:37:00 AM)


    When I found this poem about ten or so years ago I did not know that I would be reading it at my grandfather's funeral. But I am, because it fits his motto perfectly. He didn't want any of us to cry for him and would rather us smile. But I am crying for now because he is finally free from pain and the tears are of miserable happiness and relief. He is at peace. (Report) Reply

  • (11/21/2007 12:40:00 AM)


    I remember the first time i read this poems five years ago, i remember the emotions that catch me as i read the lines, there is no word to explain what i feel five years after, coz the emotion is much stronger.REMEMBER is one of my favorite poem, it exactly describe what one may feel deep inside.Its wonderful to see how a simple word can touch you this way. May in five years then, i will be able to explain that feeling i got when i get through your lines.
    Its really something.
    Regards
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  • (8/3/2007 8:36:00 PM)


    Rememberance can bring both happiness and sadness.

    'Beautiful poem! '
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  • (8/3/2007 6:22:00 AM)


    Very good... i'll remember it ;) (Report) Reply

  • (8/3/2007 1:45:00 AM)


    I was asked to say it at my step grandson`s funeral.
    yhe last two lines are on his grave stone that overlooks
    the Usk at Brecon.
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  • (10/11/2006 4:50:00 PM)


    After 20 years together, my wife Susan was diagnosed with a brain tumor in Nov 2005 and died in Jan 2006. The high school at which she taught English wanted to plant a tree in her memory. While looking for a baby book to get a lock of her hair to place under the tree, I found a sealed envelope addressed to me. Inside was a page torn from a paperback book with this poem, 'Remember'. On the page she had written, 'To Rick...all my Love, Sue' It was dated Nov 8,1992.

    Remember Sue...
    http: //members.cox.net/giftedaux/sue/index.html
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  • (10/6/2006 2:01:00 AM)


    This was the poem I randomly flipped to when I picked up a poetry book at home one day. I have loved it ever since. (Report) Reply

  • (8/3/2006 11:34:00 AM)


    That's great! ! ! ! I've just got a feelin after readin it. Maybe because I wanted to tell someone the same thing. (Report) Reply

  • Brian Dorn (7/21/2006 11:28:00 PM)


    It's better to be forgotten than to be remembered for the wrong reasons. (Report) Reply

  • (6/5/2006 12:13:00 AM)


    wasn't a lit student to know this earlier, good that I have read it now at least. (Report) Reply

  • (1/12/2006 3:51:00 PM)


    I have had this poem since 1973, it is awsome! You will be surprised how many times I have thought of it remembering must of the poem could not remember exactly who wrote it. At last I have founded it again it will be framed a kept. Thank you! (Report) Reply

  • (11/9/2005 9:05:00 PM)


    This poem is amazing...i heard during lit. class and wow (Report) Reply



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