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Poems And Readings For Funerals - Julia Watson

Poems And Readings For Funerals

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'Remember me when I am gone away . . .'

When a loved one is being mourned, we often turn to poetry in order to express our deepest thoughts and feelings. The right poem, whether ancient or modern, will help us celebrate a life that has ended and, perhaps, allow us to find some comfort.

Yet it's not always easy to find the poem that's right for the occasion, especially at such a time or sorrow. As an actress, Julia Watson has sometimes been asked by friends for suggestions, and in this collection she offers over ninety poems and other short readings which could be read at a funeral or memorial service.

'To everything there is a season . . .'

Foreword
'Remember me when I am gone away'p. 3
Heaven-Havenp. 4
Life Goes Onp. 5
Living Each Dayp. 6
'Death is nothing at all'p. 7
Remember Mep. 8
'I'm here for a short visit only'p. 9
'No longer mourn for me when I am dead'p. 10
If Death is Kindp. 11
Fare Wellp. 12
When I Diedp. 13
'Because I could not stop for death'p. 14
'I see myself now at the end of my journey'p. 15
Requiemp. 16
'I thought I'd write my own obituary'p. 17
Think of Me Thenp. 18
The New Pathp. 19
Footprints in the Sandp. 20
The Bookp. 21
The Legacyp. 22
'A thing of beauty is a joy for ever'p. 23
When I Have Fearsp. 24
A Song of Livingp. 25
'I should like to be buried in a summer forest'p. 26
'I would not have a god come in'p. 27
I've Made Out a Willp. 28
Codap. 29
Restp. 30
Prayerp. 31
'You must not shut the night inside you'p. 35
Prayer for the Little Daughter between Death and Burialp. 36
Epitaph on a Childp. 38
On the Death of a Childp. 39
Four Candlesp. 40
Too Soonp. 41
Requiescatp. 42
'Promise you won't forget about me, ever'p. 43
Funeral Bluesp. 47
'Music, when soft voices die'p. 48
'As birds are fitted to the boughs'p. 49
Farewell, Sweet Dustp. 50
Echop. 51
The Kaleidoscopep. 52
Verses Written on Her Deathbed at Bath to Her Husband in Londonp. 53
A Widow's Hymnp. 54
'Time does not bring relief'p. 55
Tomorrowsp. 56
'Never more will the wind'p. 57
Marriage and Deathp. 58
Inseparablep. 59
'Dear gentle soul, who went so soon away'p. 61
In Memoriam E. S.p. 62
Highland Graveyardp. 65
'Another and another and another'p. 66
'Fear no more the heat o' the sun'p. 67
'By ways remote and distant waters sped'p. 68
'Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore'p. 69
Elegyp. 70
I Wish You Enoughp. 71
While I Sleptp. 72
'Do not go gentle into that good night'p. 73
Coatp. 74
'The rooms and days we wandered through'p. 75
The Friendp. 76
'You can shed tears that she is gone'p. 77
Inside Our Dreamsp. 78
Traditional Gaelic Blessingp. 79
'To every thing there is a season'p. 83
'Our revels now are ended'p. 84
So Many Different Lengths of Timep. 85
'Come, fill the Cup'p. 87
'Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth'p. 89
'Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels'p. 90
'Death be not proud'p. 91
'Home is where one starts from'p. 92
Dirge without Musicp. 93
'Don't tell me that I mourn too much'p. 94
All Things Passp. 95
Earthp. 96
On Deathp. 97
Gone from My Sightp. 99
The Wheelp. 100
Live Your Lifep. 101
Prayerp. 102
Old Irish Toastp. 103
For My Own Tomb-stonep. 104
Notesp. 105
Acknowledgementsp. 107
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780141014968
ISBN-10: 0141014962
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1st April 2004
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.12
Edition Number: 1