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 planned:
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 have
a vestige of the thoughts that once i had,
better by for you should forget and smile
than that you should remember and be sad.