Poem of the day

by Christina Rossetti (1830-1894)

When I am dead, my dearest,
⁠   Sing no sad song for me;
Plant 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 or set,
Haply I may remember,
⁠   And haply I may forget.

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