Remember.....

Remember.....

Postby Jann » Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:56 am

Remember
by Christina Rosetti


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 Rossetti
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Postby Maywalk » Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:17 am

Blimey Jann.
Lovely poem but it seems rather premature. Are you feeling down this morning. :(
Heres a hug to make you feel better. :grouphug:

Talking about poems I was MOST honoured when my cyber friend in Australia lost her husband had this poem of mine read out at the service.

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Postby Jann » Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:24 pm

Maisie I feel sure you must have seen Judi Dench reading the poem yesterday.....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14866716
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Postby Maywalk » Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:12 pm

No I didn't Jann.
I was upset enough already without watching that, because it not only brought back memories of the blitz and the smell of burning flesh plus the horror of that time but I had also received bad news about my cyber pal in NZ dying of cancer lung cancer that had gone to her brain.
It was left to me to ring our other friend in Leicester to break the sad news to her who is also suffering with lung cancer. :sad:
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Postby Corrie » Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:23 pm

Lovely poems.....and I'm so very sorry to hear your news Maisie.
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Postby Maywalk » Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:56 pm

Thanks Corrie.
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Postby Jann » Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:39 am

Maywalk wrote:No I didn't Jann.
I was upset enough already without watching that, because it not only brought back memories of the blitz and the smell of burning flesh plus the horror of that time but I had also received bad news about my cyber pal in NZ dying of cancer lung cancer that had gone to her brain.
It was left to me to ring our other friend in Leicester to break the sad news to her who is also suffering with lung cancer. :sad:


We have a son in the States,so we felt we had to be part of the remembrance !!!
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