Some will be new to you. However, all of them deal with thoughts and emotions associated with the fundamental questions around death, dying, grief, loss and life. They come from many differing sources.
Everybody can attest that saying goodbye is one of the hardest things to do. Reading famous funeral poems at the memorial service will help to express that final farewell. Poems help put in to words the thoughts and feelings that can be difficult to express during such an emotional time.
For most people the thought of writing a funeral poem seems like a difficult or impossible task.
However, a poem makes a nice addition to a funeral eulogy or can be part of a memorial. Luckily, there are numerous writers who have written poems that are appropriate for a funeral. The following are the most famous funeral poems that are traditionally read at a funeral service.
Famous Funeral Poems Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Though wise men at their end know dark is right, Because their words had forked no lightening they Do not go gentle into that good night.
I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain.
I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry; I am not there, I did not die. Do not stand at my grave and weep — By Mary Frye When I am gone, release me — let me go I have so many things to see and do.
You must not tie yourself to me with tears Be happy that we had so many years. I gave you love, you can only guess, how much you gave me in happiness.
I thank you for the love each have shown, but now it is time I travelled alone. So grieve awhile for me if grieve you must, then let your grief be comforted by trust It is only for a while that we must part so bless those memories within your heart.
I will not be far away, for life goes on. Though you cannot see or touch me, I will be near And if you listen with your heart, you will hear All of my love around you, soft and clear. And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy and wanted wear.
Though as for that, the passing there Had worn them really about the same, And both that morning equally lay. In leave so step had trodden black Oh, I kept the first for another day!Background to the poem.
Emily Brontë and her sisters created an imaginary world called Gondal and peopled it with princes and princesses. In this world, the Prince Julius is murdered and his wife, the Princess Rosina, laments her loss fifteen years later in the poem ‘Remembrance’.
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Remembrance. Sonnet 30 by William Shakespeare, written for a close friend. This remembrance poem is an ideal funeral poem for a loved one. For more poems that may be suitable for Remembrance events please see (in addition to the poems on this page): Poems , , Poems , Afghanistan Remembrance Day in the UK is 11 November.
Remembrance Sunday is the second Sunday in November.