Memento Mori – Advice on how to remember loved ones, old friends

Memento Mori

How to remember family and friends

How to remember family and friends

 

Advice from Christina Rossetti

Advice from Christina Rossetti

Remember

BY 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.
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