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Poem by Christina Georgina Rossetti


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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. 



Christina Georgina Rossetti


Christina Georgina Rossetti's other poems:
  1. The One Certainty
  2. Repining
  3. Old and New Year Ditties
  4. Hear What The Mournful Linnets Say
  5. Maiden May


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