Christina 18

  

When I am dead

Sing no sad songs for me

No roses at my head

If you remember


No roses at my head

Nor cypress tree

Just green grass above me

If you will forget me


The wind may remind you

Of the way we were

If you're still listening

Or if you will forget me


I will not see the shadows

Or feel the rain

I won't hear the nightingale

Sing on as if in pain

Dreaming though the twilight

That does not rise or set

I may remember you


Dreaming through the twilight

That does not rise or set

I may remember you


When I am dead

No sad songs for me

Just green grass above me

I may forget


(Christina Rosetti with addition lyrics)