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Song Funeral Poem

By Christina Rossetti

A short funeral poem that brings hope and joy to the loss of a loved one. Don’t dismay but sing for all of the happy memories we have shared.

Song Poem Lyrics

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,
Happily I may remember,
And happily may forget.

Poem TitleSong Poem
Poem Writer / AuthorChristina Rossetti
PublisherPoetry Foundation
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