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Christina Georgina Rossetti

Song

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.

 
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About the poet
Christina Georgina Rossetti
 
By the same poet
Bride Song
A Birthday
Twice
Uphill
Passing Away
Marvel of Marvels
Is it Well with the Child?
Remember
Aloof
Rest
 
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