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I have gone to another room
Posted by: lftr (---.l1.c2.dsl.pol.co.uk)
Date: April 17, 2004 03:32PM

I can't remember that much from the poem. I think it included the following

'i have not passed. I have gone to another room.

Very vague but if anyone does have an idea on the poem.


cheers


Re: Bereavement poem
Posted by: glenda (---.client.comcast.net)
Date: April 17, 2004 08:49PM

Is this the one?

Death Is Nothing At All
by Henry Scott Holland


"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 are still. Call me by my old familiar name, speak to me in the easy way which you alway used. Put no difference into your tone: wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together. Play, 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 ghost of a shadow on it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same that it ever was: there is absolutely unbroken continuity. What is this death but a gateway? I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near just around the corner. All is well."


Re: Bereavement poem
Posted by: lftr (---.l3.c5.dsl.pol.co.uk)
Date: April 18, 2004 10:26AM

Brilliant.....thank you




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