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Funeral Poems and Readings, Humanist, Agnostic, and Christian, Songs, Music and Thoughts for Alternative Funerals and Simple Ceremonies

Funeral Poems, Readings, Music, Quotations & Thoughts

The Tomb of the Diver

Excavations at the ancient city of Paestum in southern Italy uncovered many fine tombs which took the form of individual sepulchres of solid stone slabs many of which were beautifully painted on the inside. The most famous is known as the Tomb of the Diver, presumed to be the grave of a young man. The four walls show a young man’s entry into a [...] Read more

Wilko Johnson: 'Man, it makes you feel alive to be told you’re dying’

Funerals are sad affairs. Bereavement can be a terrible blow and part of the purpose of a funeral is to provide an outlet for grief and a time for weeping and mourning. At the same time though it is a time when we need to hear something positive because we are also at a funeral to remember with joy a person's life and to look to the future with [...] Read more