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.


Comments about Remember by Christina Georgina Rossetti

  • (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

  • 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

  • (1/10/2018 1:05:00 PM)


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

  • (12/24/2017 6:45:00 PM)


    i will (Report) Reply

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


    Oh a sad love poem. (Report) Reply

  • 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

  • (10/6/2017 3:23:00 PM)


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

  • 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
    (Report) Reply

  • 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
    (Report) Reply

  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (9/1/2017 10:31:00 AM)


    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.
    Anyone will love to read this poem of yours thousand times..Great poem.
    Thanks poet.
    10++++
    (Report) Reply

  • Anil Kumar Panda (8/31/2017 7:19:00 AM)


    A beautiful love poem that touches the heart. Like to read again and again.Liked it. (Report) Reply

  • (8/17/2017 9:02:00 AM)


    Must we really go? This is what I always ask when I read poems like this one. Love is endless. (Report) Reply

  • Tapan M. Saren (4/23/2017 9:28:00 PM)


    Profound love poem. Love it very much... (Report) Reply

  • (4/17/2017 4:47:00 PM)


    Exquisite and profoundly moving. I love it (Report) Reply

  • Tom Allport (1/1/2017 2:16:00 PM)

    tom allport
    a most sincere poem written from the heart. (Report) Reply

  • (12/6/2016 6:40:00 AM)


    This is superb and timeless. (Report) Reply

  • Shareq Rahman (11/19/2016 8:19:00 AM)

    Death and remembrance.
    The poet believes in prayer. The message is from the other side of the day of judgement. Remember in happiness and not in grief. Lead a happy life, but do remember. A very strong and wise message. (Report) Reply

  • (2/15/2016 12:41:00 PM)


    very good poem. I like it. (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (1/28/2016 1:28:00 PM)


    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
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002



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