REMEMBER

By Christina Rossetti
  1. Remember me when I am gone away,
  2. Gone far away into the silent land;
  3. When you can no more hold me by the hand,
  4. Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay.
  5. Remember me when no more day by day
  6. You tell me of our future that you plann'd:
  7. Only remember me; you understand
  8. It will be late to counsel then or pray.
  9. Yet if you should forget me for a while
  10. And afterwards remember, do not grieve:
  11. For if the darkness and corruption leave
  12. A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,
  13. Better by far you should forget and smile
  14. Than that you should remember and be sad.