autumn tree lined forest roadSay not in grief that she is no more but say in thankfulness that she was.
A death is not the extinguishing of a light, but the putting out of the lamp because the dawn has come.


Death Quotes From Poetry

All the quotes in this collection (depending upon circumstances) are suitable to be used as part of a eulogy speech.

So be my passing!
My task accomplished and the long day done,
My wages taken, and in my heart
Some late lark singing,
Let me be gathered to the quiet west,
The sundown splendid and serene, Death.
W. E. Henley - Poem
For tho' from out our bourne of time and place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crost the bar.
Alfred, Lord Tennyson - Poem
Look for me when the tide is high
And the gulls are wheeling overhead
When the autumn wind sweeps the cloudy sky
And one by one the leaves are shed
Iris Hesselden - Poem
Don't cry for me now I'm gone
For I am in the land of song
There is no pain, there is no fear
So dry away that silent tear
Unknown - Poem
winter sunset with snow and leaveless tree in the foreground Death is only an old door
Set in a garden wall
On gentle hinges it gives, at dusk
When the thrushes call.
Nancy Byrd Turner - Poem
multi arched stone bridge over a river

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I hope you can see how precious you were
To them, to us, to me.
N. Taylor - Poem
Image of rugged cliffs
And so thy thoughts, when thou art gone,
Love itself shall slumber on.
Percy Bysshe Shelley - Poem

Tears for the mourners who are left behind
Peace everlasting for the quiet dead.
Lucretius - Poem

Golden lads and girls all must,
As chimney-sweepers, come to dust.
William Shakespeare - Poem

We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae - Poem

Though wise men at their end know dark is right.
Because their words have forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Dylan Thomas - Poem
I know that I've been blessed
To have been one who's life he touched
With warmth so infinite.
Unknown - Poem
Though lovers be lost love shall not;
And death shall have no dominion.
Dylan Thomas - Poem

He whose course is sped!
He has gone home - to God, His Father
Unknown - Poem

purple clouds and mountains in the background with lake and grassland in the foreground The life that I have
Is all that I have,
And the life that I have is yours.
Leo Marks - Poem

Tomorrow do thy worst, for I have lived today.
John Dryden - Poem

Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.
Mary Elizabeth Frye - Poem
Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore,
So do our minutes hasten to their end;
William Shakespeare - Poem

I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul
W.E. Henley - Poem

Just close your eyes and think of me
I will not be far away.
Judy Burnette - Poem

Death, be not proud, though some have called
thee mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so;
John Donne - Poem
Good-night; ensured release,
imperishable peace,
A.E. Houseman - Poem

a field of lavender with a church in the far distance I'd like to leave an after glow of smiles
when life is done.
I'd like to leave an echo whispering
softly down the ways,
Of happy times and laughing times
and bright and sunny days.
Unknown - Poem
craggy rocks protruding through a misty sea
Home is the sailor, home from the sea
And the hunter home from the hill.
R.L. Stevenson - Poem

So deep in love am I;
And I will love thee still, my dear,
Though all the seas gone dry.
Robert Burns - Poem

Sometime at eve when the water is low
I shall slip my moorings and sail away
Elizabeth Clark Hardy - Poem
Fear death? - to feel the fog in my throat,
Robert Browning - Poem

Let airplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message "He is Dead",
W.H. Auden - Poem
sunrays through a smoky forest Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.
Alfred, Lord Tennyson - Poem

There's some corner of a foreign field
That is forever England.
Rupert Brooke - Poem
Because I have loved life,
I shall have no sorrow to die.
Amelia Josephine Barr - Poem

Love of life at times requires death
Nicholas Gordon - Poem

Not how did he die, but how did he live?
Not what did he gain, but what did he give?
Unknown - Poem

Why smile in such sadness?
It's because of the memories
Gloria Matthew - Poem

Tell me not, in mournful numbers,
Life is but an empty dream!
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Poem

God has you in His keeping I have you in my heart.
Unknown - Poem

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