Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Poetry Tuesday: "Remember" by Christina Rossetti




Remember


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.

--Christina Rossetti

30 comments:

Catherine said...

Very pretty poem!
Have a lovely Tuesday!
xo Catherine

Jessica Bell said...

LOVE Rossetti! And this in a great poem too. My favourite though, is, After Death. Do you know it?

Madi and Mom said...

Beautiful....and so true. We try to never dwell on the negative.
The past is over, the present is a gift and the future a surprise!!
Hugs Madi and Mom

Seams Inspired said...

Love this! I had to read it through a couple of times to absorb all it has to offer. Thanks for sharing and providing me with a little culture this morning. :o) Happy Tuesday!

Old Kitty said...

Thank you BB!!!!

I tend to have a selective memory anyway so I shall always remember the good and the beautiful!!! Thank you for a sublime poem!

Take care
x

Vodka Logic said...

Great poem.. a lot rings true. xx

Daisy said...

Lovely poem and photo to accompany it, Betty. Made me smile. :)

ds said...

Ah, Miss Rossetti! So...peacful. Thanks for the lovely beginning to the day!

Out on the prairie said...

A nice piece to share. I will have to look her up and see what else she offers.Those memories can sometimes be all one has of familiy.

Baby Sister said...

Awww that was sweet!! It made me want to cry. Thanks Betty. :)

Cheeseboy said...

Nice. Reminds me of my late Grandma.

Brian said...

There is a lot of truth packed in one little poem!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Now I feel sad...

Pat Tillett said...

Very sad poem!

Suldog said...

Lovely, sad, and a comfort, all at once. Thanks for posting this!

Pat said...

Very nice. I enjoyed it.

Ann said...

Such a beautiful poem.

David L Macaulay said...

this is a cool blog to stumble on. I love the pics.

David

http://britsintheus23.blogspot.com/

The Adorkable Ditz said...

:(

That makes me sad.

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mskanorado said...

Beautiful Poem!

Cascia said...

What a beautiful poem!

Marlene said...

That's so much deeper than what I came up with today!

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

I hate sad memories-

Sarah said...

I don't want to promise anything. Nowadays, I can't even remember my own phone number.

Velvet Over Steel said...

Very, very nice! I love this author/poet!! Hope you had a wonderful Tuesday & having a Great week!!

Stay warm!
Hugs,
Coreen

Lori said...

Beautiful poem. This made me think of some that I have lost but most of all my friend that is dying.

faye said...

I like this poem a lot...
thanks for sharing.

slommler said...

Such a beautiful poem!!
Hugs
SueAnn

gayle said...

I love poems like this! Beautiful!!

Yaya' s Home said...

I have never seen this poem before. It is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

~ Yaya