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First Line: When I am dead, my dearest, / sing no sad songs for me
Last Line: And haply may forget.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Requiem
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Grief; Life Change Events; Love - Loss Of; Melancholy; Mourning; Time; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Sorrow; Sadness; Dejection; Bereavement

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 you 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.

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