• Book/Kindle

 

My 'FUNERAL POEMS" book & KINDLE are now available through AMAZON:  

 UK & IRELAND https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01D9TW3KS

UNITED STATES  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01D9TW3KS

GERMANY  https://www.amazon.de/dp/B01D9TW3KS

FRANCE  https://www.amazon.fr/dp/B01D9TW3KS

SPAIN  https://www.amazon.es/dp/B01D9TW3KS

ITALY  https://www.amazon.it/dp/B01D9TW3KS

NETHERLANDS https://www.amazon.nl/dp/B01D9TW3KS

JAPAN  https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B01D9TW3KS

BRAZIL  https://www.amazon.com.br/dp/B01D9TW3KS

CANADA  https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01D9TW3KS

MEXICO  https://www.amazon.com.mx/dp/B01D9TW3KS

AUSTRALIA https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B01D9TW3KS

INDIA  https://www.amazon.in/dp/B01D9TW3KS

 

AMAZON REVIEWS INCLUDE:
 
USA
 
CANADA
 
 
As a working funeral celebrant, I spend a lot of time sourcing just the right poem for every service. It is so nice to have such a large collection all in one place. Thank you Michael. (Ann Brown)
 
 
A lovely and very useful collection of poetry suitable for funeral ceremonies and memorial services.
A jewel of a collection.
These poems will give a lot of comfort to many hearts. (R. Bass)
 

I am a Professional Independent Celebrant and have found this book of poems invaluable as a resource for myself and families. With poems that raise a much needed smile in those times of grief, as well as the more traditional ones. A book well put together and offering help to those at their time of need. Brilliant! (Jules)
 
 
As a professional celebrant, I was really pleased by the wide range of both famous and personal poems included in this book.
It is proving to be a great resource for my business and is very helpful for bereaved families who are planning a funeral for their loved one.
Thank you! (E Westlake)
 
 
Michael has a true gift and this book will bring comfort to many people. We have read one of these poems at my mother's funeral and now the book is with our son, a funeral director who has found it so very helpful in peoples' times of grief. (David S.)
 
 
Large collection of very beautiful poems. (Yvonne Hurley)
 
As am Independent Celebrant I am always looking for new poems to offer to families and this book is excellent. My personal favourite is "Life goes On" as it sums up the celebration of life. Highly recommended (Amazon Customer)
 
 
I met Michael and he kindly gave me a copy of his Poetry. I loved many of the poems he wrote because of the personal and powerful insights. It is so good to have these to hand as they provide a source of poems which are outside of the standard and well known words that exist. Aly Dickinson, End of Life Doula. (Alizoun Dickinson)
 
 
 
Having recently suffered the loss of a loved one it is great to find such a wide-ranging and charmingly idiosyncratic collection of poems for this deeply personal time. (Amazon Customer)
 
 This is a useful resource. As well as the authors own work it holds a selection of well known poems that are appropriate for funerals. Celebrants are always looking for poems that relate to different sports, hobbies and interests to personalise a service, this collection makes a great tool. Michael Ashby's emotive work manages to convey the words and thoughts that bubble to the surface during these reflective events. (Amazon Customer)

CONTENTS

MODERN FUNERAL POEMS

A Brief Matter   10

A Cricketer’s Last Boundary   11        

A Goddess Awaits    12

A Leap Of Faith   13 

A Long Cup Of Tea   15

Angels   18

A Miscarriage Of Justice   19

Bingo!   20

Calmer   21

Christ The Redeemer   22

Condor   23

Cruising The Supernova   24

Do Not Be Afraid   25

Fortifying The Spirits   26

Funeralissimo   27   

Galapagos   28

Game, Set and Match   29

Ghosts Of The Fallen   30

Glastonbury   31

God Bless You Beautiful Children   32

Golden Moments   33

Good God   34

Grandpa’s Lost His Gr   35

Heaven On Earth   36

Hook, Line and Sinker   37

I Am Not Gone   38

In The Line Of Duty   43

I Want To Be Buried With My Mobile Phone   44

Just In Case   45

Life And Death And Life   46

Life Goes On   47

Life Sculpture   48

Madiba (Nelson Mandela) And The Lion   49

Maya Angelou   50

Milking The Moments   51

My Eco Death   52

My Last Assembly   53

My Light Will Shine Forever   54

My Mum  55

Nashville On God’s Radio   57

Off To The Races   58

Old Age Isn’t For Wimps   59

One Last Flutter   60

Put Out To Seed Again   61

Rainbows On The Moon   62

Remembrance Sunday   64

Salcombe’s Estuary Orchestra   65

Sleeping ‘Au Naturel’   66

Sun Arise   67

Swan Song   68

Tears In My Heart   69

The Clutha Vaults   70

The Golf Course In The Sky   71

The Passing Of A Footballer   72

The Rugby Player’s Last Try   73

True Love Never Dies   74

We Are Not Gone   75

Your Greatest Test   76

888,246   77

      

FAMOUS FUNERAL POEMS 78

ALLINGHAM Everything Passes And Vanishes 80

ALLINGHAM Four Ducks On A Pond 81

BRADSTREET To My Dear And Loving Husband 82

BRENT The Ship 83

BRONTE The Old Stoic 84

BROOKE The Soldier 85

BROWNING E. How Do I Love You, Let Me Count  …The Ways 86

BROWNING R. Home Thoughts From Abroad 87

BURNS Epitaph On A Friend 88

BYRON She Walks In Beauty 89

BYRON So, We’ll Go No More A Roving 90

COLERIDGE A Knight’s Tomb 91

DAVIES Leisure (What Is This Life If Full Of Care) 92

DICKINSON A Coffin Is A Small Domain 93 DICKINSON A Cloud Withdrew From The Sky 94

DICKINSON After Great Pain, A Formal Feeling   …Comes 95

DICKINSON Because I Could Not Stop For Death 96   

DICKINSON If I Can Stop One Heart From Breaking …97    

DICKINSON I Shall Know Why When Time Is Over …98

DICKINSON Parting 99

DONNE Death Be Not Proud 100

FRYE Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep 101

GIBRAN Death 102

GIBRAN Joy And Sorrow 104

GRAY Elegy Written In A Country Churchyard 105

GRAY Epitaph On A Child   110

HERBERT Life 111

HERRICK To Daffodils 112   

HERRICK Upon A Child That Died 113

HOLLAND Death Is Nothing At All 114

JONSON On my First Sonne 115

KEATS Bright Star 116

KEATS Endymion 117

KEATS His Last Sonnet 118

KEATS To Sleep 119

KEATS When I Have Fears That I May Cease To Be …120

LONGFELLOW A Psalm Of Life 121

LONGFELLOW The Cross Of Snow 123

OLDYS On A Fly Drinking Out Of His Cup 124

ROSSETTI A Dirge 125

ROSSETTI Remember 126

ROSSETTI The First Spring Day 127

ROSSETTI Up-Hill 128

ROSSETTI When I Am Dead, My Dearest 129

SHAKESPEARE All The World’s A Stage 130

SHAKESPEARE Aye But To Die And Go We Know   …Not Where 131

SHAKESPEARE Cowards 132

SHAKESPEARE Fidele’s Dirge 133  

SHAKESPEARE Our Revels Now Are Ended 134   

SHAKESPEARE Shall I Compare Thee To A …Summers Day 135   

SHAKESPEARE Sonnet 29 136   

SHAKESPEARE Sonnet 30 137   

SHAKESPEARE Sonnet 55 138    

SHAKESPEARE Sonnet 60 139

SHAKESPEARE Sonnet 116 140

SHAKESPEARE Tomorrow, And Tomorrow, And …Tomorrow 141

SHAKESPEARE Where The Bee Sucks, There                                                              …Suck I   142

SHELLEY A Lament   143

SHELLEY Music, When Soft Voices Die 144

SHELLEY Mutability 145

SHELLEY Ozymandias 146

SHELLEY To Jane: The Keen Stars Were Twinkling      …147

TENNYSON Adonais (from) 148

TENNYSON Break, Break, Break 149

TENNYSON Crossing The Bar 150

TENNYSON In Memoriam (from) 151

TENNYSON There Is A Solemn Wind Tonight 152

WORDSWORTH A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal 153

WORDSWORTH Composed Upon Westminster …Bridge 154

WORDSWORTH I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud 155

WORDSWORTH My Heart Leaps Up When I Behold …156

WORDSWORTH Ode: Intimations Of Immortality …From Recollections Of An Early Childhood (Last …Lines) 157

ANONYMOUS A Celtic Blessing 159

ANONYMOUS If Tears Could Build A Stairway 160

ANONYMOUS Not, How Did He Die, But How Did …He Live 161

ANONYMOUS The Unquiet Grave 162

ANONYMOUS Traditional Gaelic Blessing 164

ANONYMOUS Western Wind, When Will Though …Blow 165

ANONYMOUS When I Am Dead, Cry For Me A Little 166

 

 

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