Remembrance Day 11/11/18

The 100th Anniversary of the Armistice of WWI, reminded me of a beautiful poem by Christina Rossetti, titled ‘Remember’. I referenced this poem in a ballet of the same name, which I choreographed many years ago on the themes of war, love and loss.

May all those who died, rest in peace in God’s loving arms.

And here is the poem:


By 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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