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.


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    A masterful piece of art, well conceived and nicely brought forth.............................................................. (Report)Reply

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  • Michael Walker (9/9/2019 8:21:00 PM)

    The poem has a certain sadness, but I like it very much. The refrain 'Remember me' is so right'.
    She imagines herself having gone away to the silent land of death-not too emotive but controlled.
    She is probably talking to her husband, who remains behind. The poem stays with me day and night.
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  • (12/12/2018 12:10:00 PM)

    Oi Oi you Rosssetti Spagetti (Report)Reply

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  • (11/28/2018 3:23:00 PM)

    I love the poem
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  • (10/25/2018 5:39:00 AM)

    Lovely (Report)Reply

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  • (9/25/2018 5:40:00 PM)

    😉😘🤬🖕🙀😻☠️💀👽💪👃🏾🗣👩‍💻🧢🐱🔥💦💦🍆⌚️❤️❤️💔💜🖤🉐💯🔰🇲🇽 (Report)Reply

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  • (6/9/2018 4:46:00 PM)

    thanks for uphold important of lungi (Report)Reply

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  • Steven Wisniewski (6/9/2018 11:24:00 AM)

    I love classic poems so much. (Report)Reply

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  • (5/29/2018 9:20:00 AM)

    A fine poem, from an earlier time (19th C) . Realistic reflections on death - offering comfort but not sentimental. (Report)Reply

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  • (4/1/2018 5:33:00 PM)

    very touching. (Report)Reply

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  • (3/2/2018 6:06:00 PM)

    I like a nice poem. (Report)Reply

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  • Henry Tong (1/28/2018 10:04:00 AM)

    This poem provokes my thoughts on death and memory. When all memories of love and hate fade away, what are our evidences of existance? Love is the longlasting force that we try hard to prove its worth. (Report)Reply

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  • (1/10/2018 1:05:00 PM)

    a smile, oh heck / furious oh yeah / oh / (Report)Reply

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  • (12/24/2017 6:45:00 PM)

    i will (Report)Reply

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  • Lungelo S Mbuyazi (11/26/2017 5:01:00 AM)

    Oh a sad love poem. (Report)Reply

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  • Rose Marie Juan-austin (10/27/2017 5:30:00 PM)

    A very moving poem about love. It goes straight to the kernel of the heart. (Report)Reply

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  • (10/6/2017 3:23:00 PM)

    if you should forget me for a while and afterwards remember me.... (Report)Reply

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  • Seema Sharma Rimi (9/6/2017 2:40:00 PM)

    And afterwards remember, do not grieve:
    For if the darkness and corruption leave
    A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,
    Nice poem.
    10
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  • Sanjukta Sahoo (9/4/2017 11:54:00 PM)

    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.
    Nice poem.10
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002



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