A Wish (I) by Frances Anne Kemble
Let me not die for ever! when I’m gone
To the cold earth, but let my memory
Live like the gorgeous western light that shone
Over the clouds where sank day’s majesty.
Let me not be forgotten! though the grave
Has clasped its hideous arms around my brow
Let me not be forgotten! though the wave
Of time’s dark current rolls above me now.
Yet not in tears remembered be my name,
Weep over those ye loved, for me, for me,
Give me the wreath of glory, and let fame
Over my tomb spread immortality!