• Famous Funeral Poems




Funeral poems that resonate with us, and also poems of exquisite beauty that celebrate the joy of the human spirit are included here.  

When mother nature and father time bequeathed mankind with a built-in self destruct button, they challenged the writers of the world to express their feelings on death.


The most popular poems included here are:


"Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep"

I am not there, I do not sleep,written by Clare Harner (1909-1977). In 2004 The Times newspaper wrote in regard to this poem "The verse demonstrated a remarkable power to soothe loss. It became popular, crossing national boundaries for use on bereavement cards and at funerals regardless of race, religion and social status."


"Remember Me when I am gone away " 

by Christina Georgina Rossetti 


"If Tears Could Build A Stairway "

And memories were a lane, I would walk right up to heaven, And bring you back again,

by Anonymous


"The Ship"

"She is gone." Gone!  Where? Gone from my sight that is all.

by Bishop Brent


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