Forget me not – the words are trite
But life and love are real and true
Therefore I ask ‘remember me’
For always I’ll remember you.
Forget me not – never, never forget
The beauty that has been our own
The loveliness and ecastsy
Which we have lived and known.
Never forget Rose Island, decked
With roses at the water’s brink
By which we sat, and suddenly
You let a diamond sink.
A diamond – small fee enough
For that immortal afternoon –
First of so many sunlit days
As May stretched into June.
June to July; a boat-borne tree girt
Background for our love.
The muddy Thames flowed slow beneath
The willows waved above.
Never forget the lazy Thames
The ancient log, the smoke white mist
The moonlit night beside the door
When your white face I kissed.
The boscaged elm walk where I told
My love; the nitch of mouldering stone;
The willow seat where you and I
So often sat alone.
And later, by the chandalier,
We gazed and watched the dawn
Put out the moon and light the couples
Dancing on the lawn.
Never forget the autumn hills
The sodden haystack where we lay –
Your love – and the wild wind tossed
Your hair across the hay.
Neither our barefoot evening walk
Along the ice-cold moonlit sand –
The limpid pool, the tower-topped hill,
The pressure of your hand.
And then the night at Barnstaple
When dinnerless we lay to sleep;
Of which the memory through all
My life I’ll sacred keep.
Only forget the final scenes,
The love too strong to be endured
And care that would not let us sleep –
Heartsickness that could not be cured.
Forget me not – the words are old
But love and life are fresh and young
And I will always faithful be
With word of pen or tongue.
For you, best love of all my life
Gave me the greatest gifts of all
You gave me love and happiness
Such gifts will never pall.
Now as the snow begins to drop
And storm clouds tangle in the trees
I thank you from my deepest soul
For giving me yourself and these.
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