No Sad Songs For Me | Memorial Sympathy Poems

No Sad Songs For Me
(Memorial Sympathy Poems)

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.

– Christina Rossetti