Friday, September 19, 2008

WHEN I AM DEAD MY DEAREST - Christina Rossetti

I have always loved Christina Rossetti's When i am dead my dearest.

When I am dead, my dearest,
Sing no sad songs for me;
Plant thou 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 nor set,
Haply I may remember,
And haply may forget.

The notion of love and death has always been a great mystery to me.
I wished to be loved just the same even when i am dead.
And for my loved ones to cry not when I'm gone.