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Why We React to and Remember a Poem Read at Funeral Services


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We react to a poem read at funeral services. We reflect on the departed, search our own souls and find hope in the words of the poets. Poetry has the unique ability to communicate from the soul and to the soul. A funeral poem can be a key element of a meaningful memorial.

A poem read at funeral services can remind us of the departed. It can memorialize their deeds, reflect their beliefs or remind us of their spirit and personality. A well chosen poem to read at a funeral has the unique ability of draw our attention, stir our hearts and become a part of our memory.

Choosing a poem can be a daunting challenge. Most of us are not poetry scholars. We don't know our Ribauld from our cummings. We don't know the how to define iambic pentameter and we're not sure about free verse. How are we, non-experts, supposed to choose a poem read at funeral services when our knowledge base is so limited?

And how are we expected to find the right words when we're up against a cruel combination of forces. We're emotionally drained and drawn. And we're facing a hectic, almost impossible schedule as arrangements are made. How can we find the time to find the right words?

Luckily, the experts have already taken care of most of this challenge. There are superb volumes of poetry specifically chosen for the purpose at hand. They're carefully organized and assembled to make the process of choosing the right memorial verse easier. Some of them are even available on the Internet, allowing you access to these stirring words in a matter of minutes.

The point of this is simply to remind you that you can find the right words even if you are short on time and short on a detailed knowledge of poetry. If you want to find that special piece of art-a poem read at funeral services that will move all in attendance-the resources are available. Please accept my sincerest condolences for your loss. I know you'll be able to create a meaningful memorial.

Thomas Alan Lampsen maintains Funeral Poems and Eulogies, where you can find wonderful funeral poems and more assistance.

You can find the right words. Visit Thomas’ website for free funeral poems and resources to help you create a perfect memorial.


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