Funeral Poems, Readings, Music, Quotations & Thoughts

Dido's Lament

The Aria is from Henry Purcell's early English Opera of 1689. Dido Queen of Carthage laments the departure of her Trojan lover Aeneas and resolves to die. She sings When I am laid, am laid in earth, May my wrongs create No trouble, no trouble in thy breast; Remember me, remember me, but ah! forget my fate. Remember me, but ah! forget my fate. It [...] Read more


Edgar Guest wrote some 11,000 poems in his life, published in newspapers and books and heard on his radio shows. He was a popular poet, never a literary one, much loved in America where he lived and in England where he was born. Some people find his writing sentimental but I love the plain language and the memorability of his verses. He voices [...] Read more