Funeral Poems, Readings, Music, Quotations & Thoughts

Time (for Katrina's Sundial)

A lovely short reading by the American writer Henry Van Dyke.Portrait of Henry van Dyke People may remember that it was read at the funeral of Princess Diana by her sister.

Van Dyke visited England at the turn of the century and later published a short account of a day's journey from Watchet to Bridgwater by horse and trap, admiring the Quantocks and the coastal villages and stopping to see Alfoxton House and Coleridge's Cottage. It was published in 1907 as Among the Quantock Hills in  Days Off and Other DigressionsSo there is a local connection, although tenuous.


Time is too slow for those who wait,
Too swift for those who fear,
Too long for those who grieve,
Too short for those who rejoice,
But for those who love, time is



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