Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Remember - Christina Rossetti


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 Georgina Rossetti, 1830-1894.  

copy of photo: James Franco and Sophia Myles as Tristan and Isolde in film from 2006. 


Teresa Evangeline said...

This is so beautiful, Grethe. Thank you for this morning poem. :) Perfect image to illustrate.

Gerry Snape said...

Grethe ...you know my soul...another most beloved poem...know it off in my head!

Thyra said...

Yes isn't it? Two beautiful young people, to be so young and to look into the eyes of such a handsome guy! Dreams! Where is the "Dreamcatcher"? *)
And it is such a beautiful poem. I love it too.
Grethe ´)

Thyra said...

Gerry, that's good! I like Christina Rossetti's poetry. It was said that she was inspired by one of Shakespeare's sonnets in this poem (sonnet nr. 71).
It must be wonderful to read and say such words in your mother language.
Grethe ´)