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Song


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 id thou wilt, forget.

I shall not see the shadows,
          I shall not feel the rain;
I shall not hear the nighttingale
          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



                                                       Christina Georgina Rossetti