Remember me when I am gone away,
Gone far away into the silent
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
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
For if the darkness and corruption
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.