Poems and Readings for Funerals


A source book for those looking for readings at funerals and celebrations of life. The 70 poems and prose extracts range from Shakespeare to Chief Tecumseh of the Shawnee Nation.

ISBN: 9780141014968 Author: Watson, Julia Publisher: Penguin Publication Date: 1st April 2004 Imprint: Penguin Books Cover: Paperback Dewey: 808.803548 (edition:22) Pages: 108 Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

Words of sadness and loss, comfort and consolation

Summoning the words to express our feelings of loss for a loved one in the days following a death can feel almost impossible. And often the choice of readings available can seem daunting.

Poems and Readings for Funerals is a carefully curated collection of the very wisest words about death by some of the world’s greatest poets, thinkers, playwrights and novelists.

Featuring beautifully and thoughtfully written poems, prose extracts and prayers, these readings have been chosen to move and console, sympathize and relieve – to bring everyone attending a funeral or memorial closer together.

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