Remember – 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 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.

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Written by Christina Rossetti. Narrated by Jordan Harling.
Full poem text, public domain (also available in subtitles).

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Sonnet 116 – William Shakespeare

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Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to Continue reading Sonnet 116 – William Shakespeare

Whoso List to Hunt – Sir Thomas Wyatt

Whoso list to hunt, I know where is an hind,
But as for me, hélas, I may no more.
The vain travail hath wearied me so sore,
I am of them that farthest cometh Continue reading Whoso List to Hunt – Sir Thomas Wyatt

Sonnet 29: ‘I think of thee!’ – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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I think of thee!—my thoughts do twine and bud
About thee, as wild vines, about a tree,
Put out broad leaves, and soon there ‘s nought to see
Except the straggling green which hides the wood. Continue reading Sonnet 29: ‘I think of thee!’ – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Ozymandias – Percy Shelley

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I met a traveller from an antique land,
Who said—“Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. . . . Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown, Continue reading Ozymandias – Percy Shelley