Poems For Funerals Create Wonderful
Impressions of Life
By Thomas Alan Lampsen
When planning a memorial service or funeral,
contributing a reading of poems for funerals to the
ceremony, adds a meaningful affect. Poetry or a reading
can strike a chord with those attending the service.
Articulating our feelings at a difficult time, such as
death can be overwhelming. The impact that words have on
a service of remembrance and celebration of a life, is
Depending on the type and schedule of service the
acceptable number of poems or readings varies. Etiquette
sets the average at 2 to 4 poems or readings, as an
appropriate number for a service.
There is really no right or wrong way to include funeral
poetry in a memorial or funeral service. Sometimes
poetry is intertwined with music and art as a background
setting. At other times, it is read alone through the
silence of the room. Either way offers a time of
reflection for guests and loved ones.
Inspirational readings and poetry can be found in the
following types of literary styles: Biblical scriptures,
cultural or ethnic readings, prayers, famous quotes and
speeches. While finding the "perfect" poems for funerals
can be a meticulous process, its benefit has been found
to be worth the time spent.
Philosophers and others, who reflect on the meaning of
life, have created works that are well-written. They
succinctly capture our world, or describe emotions in
the written word, offering a greater understanding of
inexplicable circumstances. Therefore, when choosing
poetry as a part of a memorial or funeral service take
comfort in knowing suitable selections are available.
Thomas Alan Lampsen maintains Funeral Poems and
Eulogies, where you can find wonderful funeral poems and
You can find the right words. Visit Thomas' website for
free funeral poems and resources to help you create a