Remember

Original Text: 
Christina Rossetti, Goblin Market and other Poems (Cambridge: Macmillan, 1862). end R673 G63 1862 Fisher Rare Book Library (Toronto). Text from Christina Rossetti, Poems (1890).
1Remember 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,
4Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay.
5Remember me when no more day by day
6      You tell me of our future that you plann'd:
7      Only remember me; you understand
8It will be late to counsel then or pray.
9Yet 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,
13Better by far you should forget and smile
14      Than that you should remember and be sad.
Publication Start Year: 
1862
RPO poem Editors: 
Margaret Frances (Sister St. Francis) Nims
RPO Edition: 
3RP 3.301.
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