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Old Jan 14th 2006, 10:20 pm
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I feel I have to share this with you. I went to a funeral today of someone I hardly knew and it was probably one of the most beautiful services I have had the privilege to attend and just would like to share this poem with you that was printed to remember her by. Someone may know who wrote it.

Do not weep,
I am not here,
I do not sleep,

I am the light of the early dawn...
I am the touch of a gentle breeze...
I am the caress of soft rain...
I am the flutter butterflies, wings...
I am the silver lining in dark clouds...
I am the rainbow after a storm..
I am the song birds singing in the trees...
I am the light in the glowing sunset...
I am the passing of evening shadows.

I live in the love we shared...
I live on the memories we made.

Remember me...
I am with you always-
I am with you everywhere.
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Old Jan 14th 2006, 10:23 pm
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Originally Posted by tony126
I feel I have to share this with you. I went to a funeral today of someone I hardly knew and it was probably one of the most beautiful services I have had the privilege to attend and just would like to share this poem with you that was printed to remember her by. Someone may know who wrote it.

Do not weep,
I am not here,
I do not sleep,

I am the light of the early dawn...
I am the touch of a gentle breeze...
I am the caress of soft rain...
I am the flutter butterflies, wings...
I am the silver lining in dark clouds...
I am the rainbow after a storm..
I am the song birds singing in the trees...
I am the light in the glowing sunset...
I am the passing of evening shadows.

I live in the love we shared...
I live on the memories we made.

Remember me...
I am with you always-
I am with you everywhere.
That is so beautiful. It was in the film Four Weddings and a Funeral.I dont know who wrote it, but it is very touching.
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Old Jan 14th 2006, 10:26 pm
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That is so beautiful. It was in the film Four Weddings and a Funeral.I dont know who wrote it, but it is very touching.
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Thankyou and I had seen the film. Just a beautiful summation of a life.
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Old Jan 14th 2006, 10:45 pm
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That is so beautiful. It was in the film Four Weddings and a Funeral.I dont know who wrote it, but it is very touching.
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You're thinking of the poem "Funeral Blues" by W.H Auden.

I think the poem Tony is talking about is a version of the famous J.T. Wiggins
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Originally Posted by tony126
I feel I have to share this with you. I went to a funeral today of someone I hardly knew and it was probably one of the most beautiful services I have had the privilege to attend and just would like to share this poem with you that was printed to remember her by. Someone may know who wrote it.

Do not weep,
I am not here,
I do not sleep,

I am the light of the early dawn...
I am the touch of a gentle breeze...
I am the caress of soft rain...
I am the flutter butterflies, wings...
I am the silver lining in dark clouds...
I am the rainbow after a storm..
I am the song birds singing in the trees...
I am the light in the glowing sunset...
I am the passing of evening shadows.

I live in the love we shared...
I live on the memories we made.

Remember me...
I am with you always-
I am with you everywhere.
hmm yes the words are so lovely. I was given that poem when my mum passed away and I carry it in my wallet everywhere....it's perfect and gives me so much comfort.....
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Old Jan 14th 2006, 10:52 pm
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Originally Posted by Sarah
You're thinking of the poem "Funeral Blues" by W.H Auden.

I think the poem Tony is talking about is a version of the famous J.T. Wiggins
poem.
I absolutely love that poem, it makes me cry when I hear it, it's the most beautiful poem I've ever heard in my life.
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Old Jan 15th 2006, 12:08 am
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The life that I have
Is all that I have
And the life that I have
Is yours.

The love that I have
Of the life that I have
Is yours and yours and yours.

A sleep I shall have
A rest I shall have
Yet death will be but a pause.

For the peace of my years
In the long green grass
Will be yours and yours and yours.

This was the poem I carried with me when my stepmother died.I read it often and find it very comforting
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Originally Posted by Sarah

I think the poem Tony is talking about is a version of the famous J.T. Wiggins
poem.
Found this with google

http://www.poeticexpressions.co.uk/P...umn%20rain.htm
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