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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 planned: 
  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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