Our Special Selections of the Best Poems for Funerals

Choosing poems for funerals can be a minefield.  There are so many to plough through and reading pages and pages of funeral poetry can be time-consuming and emotionally tough when you have just lost a loved one. 

On the other hand, you want to choose something meaningful to honour your relative or friend at this time.  We have made it a little easier for you by picking a selection of the most beautiful poems for each person or occasion.  Scroll through the pages below to find the best one for your lost loved one.  We have included a range of styles from ancient to modern in each page, including some which have been written especially for this site, so you should find something to your taste.  Nearly all the poems we share are suitable for non-religious funeral readings.  We have tried to make our site and content accessible for all cultures and beliefs. 

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