Christina Georgina Rossetti

(5 December 1830 – 29 December 1894 / London)

Requiem - Poem by Christina Georgina Rossetti

When I am dead, my dearest,
Sing no sad songs for me;
Plant thou no roses at my head,
Nor shady cypress tree:
Be the green grass above me
With showers and dewdrops wet;
And if thou wilt, remember,
And if thou wilt, forget.

I shall not see the shadows,
I shall not feel the rain;
I shall not hear the nightingale
Sing on, as if in pain:
And dreaming through the twilight
That doth not rise nor set,
Haply I may remember,
And haply may forget.


Comments about Requiem by Christina Georgina Rossetti

  • Tapan M. Saren (4/23/2017 9:31:00 PM)


    Well written poem........... (Report) Reply

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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (1/28/2016 1:36:00 PM)


    Very well written poem, once we are dead everything is gone for us... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 1, 2010



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