Death Is Nothing At All – Funeral Poem by Henry Scott Holland

Read by Marc Lemezma Funeral Celebrant – Maidstone Kent


Death is Nothing at All by Henry Scott Holland There are several variations of this poem in existence. That is often the case for poems, especially those written for funerals. They often affect the listener deeply and are simply recalled from memory, rather than being written out in full. No matter which version, this poem connects the speaker (representing the deceased) with the listener (the person left behind) and reminds that they remain close, perhaps just a breath away.

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“Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was.

There is absolute and unbroken continuity.

What is this death but a negligible accident?

Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?

I am but waiting for you, for an interval,

somewhere very near, just round the corner.”


Can I share or use this poetry? The poems I share on my website or social media are original or are regularly used at funerals and are presented to aid those researching poetry for use at their loved one's funeral service.. Wherever known, I do give credit and thanks to the author. If you know the author of any I have marked as ‘unknown’, then let me know, and I will amend the page. If you chose to share or use the poetry at a funeral or memorial service, please give the author credit.







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