Non Religious Poetry
England by A.E. Houseman
Into my heart an air that kills
From yon far country blows:
What are those blue remember'd hills,
What spires, what farms are those?
That is the land of lost content,
I see it shining plain,
The happy highways where I went
And cannot come again.
Non religious funeral poetry is gaining a lot more in popularity these days and we believe that's because it often holds a certain ambiguity and non commitment that keeps it neutral in it's understanding for all people, regardless of their faith or non faith.
All the non religious funeral poetry featured in this collection was chosen for either its complete lack of, or its neutral, religious and spiritual content and references, however that's not to say that the poetry is not suitable for reciting within a religious setting.
We think you will agree that there are some very moving and heartfelt poems in this collection of non religious funeral poetry, we know from our own experiences that some of the poems will be very difficult to read and will need real courage due to the powerful sentiments expressed in the words, others have a non-spiritual, but joyful feel to them, that can leave you with a noticeable feeling and sense of being uplifted.
Non Religious Funeral Poetry - Audio/Video
There are currently in excess of 70 poems in this collection of non religious funeral poetry, (more will be added soon), many have either audio or video/audio attached to them, we hope this will help you to get a better impression of how the poem sounds when read aloud, which may help you to decide on it's suitability. The following is a list with direct access links to all of the non religious funeral poetry that has an audio or video/audio attached to it's page.
Some of the poems are set to music and others are linked to different versions of the same poem.
- Because I Could Not Stop For Death (Emily Dickinson)
- O Captain! My Captain! (Walt Whitman)
- Funeral Blues (W.H. Auden)
- And Death Shall Have No Dominion (Dylan Thomas)
- Death Be Not Proud (John Donne)
- Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night (Dylan Thomas)
- Song (Christina Rossetti)
- Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep (Mary Elizabeth Frye)
- No Longer Mourn For Me - Sonnet 71 (William Shakespeare)
- We'll Go No More A-roving (Lord Byron)
- The Soldier (Rupert Brooke)
- From - Cymbeline (William Shakespeare)
- Invictus - Unconquered (W.E. Henley)
- In Flanders Fields (Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae)
- Sonnet 60 (William Shakespeare
From time to time and for whatever reason, videos are sometimes removed by Youtube or the user, if you should come across a link in our non religious funeral poetry that has been removed we would really appreciate it if you let us know - Thanks.
If you think there is a particular poem that should be included in this collection of non religious funeral poetry that isn't, then just suggest it, we are always happy to receive poetry suggestions from our visitors and we will do our best to include it as soon as we can.