Poems About Death Of Friend Or Loved One

Death is the ultimate mystery and poems about death
can provide a space for us to express our sorrow as well as find
much needed peace.


Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.

- Mary Elizabeth Frye
 (tweet quote)


Whether you have lost a friend, a family member or other loved one,
poetry can be an outlet in times of grief and sorrow.


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All Is Well - Henry Scott Holland

Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep

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Poems About Death Of Friend Or Loved One

Many poems ease our minds with the idea that death is not the end.
Our loved ones live on in our memories, in the circle of nature and life,
or in transition to another state or world.


Say Not In Grief - Rabindranath Tagore

Say not in grief that she is no more
But say in thankfulness that she was
A death is not the extinguishing of a light,
But the putting out of the lamp
Because the dawn has come.

 

Those We Love - Unknown

Those we love don't go away,
they walk beside us every day,
unseen, unheard but always near,
still loved, still missed and very dear.

 

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All Is Well - Henry Scott Holland - Poems About Death

A beautiful, comforting poem. Death can not change our love.

Death is nothing at all.
I have only slipped away into the next room.
I am I and you are you.
Whatever we were to each other, that we still are.

Call me by my old familiar name.
Speak to me in the easy way which you always used.
Put no difference in your tone.
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.

Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we
enjoyed together.

Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was.
Let it be spoken without affect, without the trace of a shadow
on it.

Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same that it ever was.
There is absolutely unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?

I am waiting for you,
for an interval,
somewhere very near,
just around the corner.

All is well.
Nothing is hurt; nothing is lost.
One brief moment and all will be as it was before.
How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!

 


 

 


Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep - Poems About Death

By Mary Elizabeth Frye. One of the most famous poems about death
ever written.

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. 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.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
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.

 

Remember - Christina Rosetti

Remember me when I am gone away,
Gone far away into the silent land;
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 you planned:
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 not grieve:
For if the darkness and corruption leave
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.

 

Poems About Death Of Friend Or Loved One


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I Thought Of You Today - Unknown

I thought of you with love today
But that is nothing new.
I thought about you yesterday
And days before that too.

I think of you in silence
I often speak your name
All I have are memories
and your picture in a frame.

Your memory is my keepsake
With which I'll never part
God has you in His keeping,
I have you in my heart.

 

Turn Again To Life - Mary Hall - Poems About Death

Now we must turn to life again with hope, perhaps by finishing what our loved ones have started?


If I should die and leave you here a while,
Be not like others sore undone,
Who keep long vigil by the silent dust.
For my sake turn again to life and smile,
Nerving thy heart and trembling hand to do
Something to comfort other hearts than thine.
Complete these dear unfinished tasks of mine
And I perchance may therein comfort you.

 


 


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