28 May 2011

Haply I may remember, And haply may forget: Arnold Eric Say


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 Georgina Rossetti

Dedicated to the memory of Arnold Eric Say;
January 3, 1966 - May 23, 2011

5 comments:

  1. And if thou wilt, remember forty-five years. Haply not forget. Very moving, Kendra. I'd forgotten this poem.

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  2. Thank you Blue~ he is a bright star in heaven now. Kendra

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  3. Magaret Kent30 May, 2011 21:58

    Oh my dear dear Kendra, He is in another country.

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  4. Thank you, Kendra. Moving.

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  5. Carole Carbonella01 June, 2011 18:18

    The pictures are haunting dear cousin. I think of grandad's hat which granny left always hanging in the long hallway to the back yard of the house on Center Street. CCC

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