Remember (Christina Rossetti), Dolce far niente

Dolce far niente


Remember me door Amy Donaldson, z.j.



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.


Christina Rossetti (5 december 1830 – 27 december 1894)
Buckingham Palace in Londen, de geboorteplaats van Christina Rossetti


Zie voor nog meer schrijvers van de 17e mei ook mijn blog van 17 mei 2018 en ook mijn blog van 17 mei 2015 deel 2.