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the next room
Posted by: mechhead (---.access.uk.tiscali.com)
Date: July 27, 2003 08:48PM

i need to find a poem to help a friend over a death they have recived.

i am looking for teh poem by a poet who talks of there lover not dieing but moving to another room andthat they are not gone just out of reach!

PLEASE help me, i know its an old chilce to give this poem but i canfind it anywere!

thanks

step


Re: i need help on an author name, and poem
Posted by: rikki (---.carlnfd1.nsw.optusnet.com.au)
Date: July 27, 2003 09:08PM

This one?



Death is nothing at all

Death is nothing at all.
I have only slipped away into the next room.
I am I and you are you,
whatever we were to each other, that we still are.
Call me by my old familiar name,
Speak to me in the easy way which you always used.
Put no difference in your tone,
wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow,
laugh as we always laughed
at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
Pray smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word
that it always was.
Let it be spoken without effort,
without the trace of a shadow in it.
Life means all that it ever meant,
it is the same as it ever was.
There is unbroken continuity,
why should I be out of mind
because I am out of sight?
I am waiting for you
somewhere very near
just around the corner.
All is well.


Henry Scott Holland 1847-1918
Canon of St Paul's Cathedral


Re: i need help on an author name, and poem
Posted by: mechhead (---.access.uk.tiscali.com)
Date: July 27, 2003 10:17PM

thankyou so much




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