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Funeral poem podcasts

- readings of 4 well-loved poems often included in eulogies

A New Zealand beach

I am Standing Upon the Seashore

by Henry Van Dyke (American short story writer, poet, essayist and minister, 1852 - 1933)

You'll find the poem in text form on this page of funeral poems.

Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep

This poem is attributed to Mary Frye.

You'll find the words for it on this page of funeral poetry.

Funeral Blues

This is English poet W H Auden's poem that was featured in the film 'Four Weddings and a Funeral'.

You'll find the words to it on this page of funeral readings.

Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi

This famous prayer inspires and sustains millions of people all over the world. You can find out more about its origin in this Wikipedia page.

The version I'm reading is on this page of funeral poems.

I hope you've enjoyed listening to these podcasts as much as I've enjoyed recording them. I think poetry is the ultimate "write-out-loud" form of language. I love it!

Funeral speech or eulogy help

If you've arrived here looking for inspiration for a funeral speech or eulogy, you'll find a large selection of inspirational quotations here as well as pages of funeral poems and readings. There are sample eulogies to read too.

And just in case you want it, help on how to read a poem aloud.

White arum lilies

You'll find comfort and support in this free series of 7 inspirational messages. They're my gift to you.