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

  • 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

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  • (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.
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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...
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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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