Henry Scott Holland

Death Is Nothing At All - Poem by Henry Scott Holland

Death is nothing at all.
I have only slipped away to the next room.
I am I and you are you.
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  • Veteran Poet - 1,988 Points Thomas Plotz (11/21/2015 11:42:00 AM)

    Thanks for the love poem of infinity, plus one (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 0 Points Donna Fraser (11/2/2015 5:06:00 AM)

    This beautiful poem has brought such peace to my aching heart. My granddaughter will read it tomorrow at the funeral of my precious husband. We had 58 years together before he died last Thursday (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Surya Pradana (10/24/2015 3:40:00 AM)

    may i make song cover from this poem? (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 722 Points Phyllis Strong (10/16/2015 8:26:00 AM)

    Death is the final destiny. Absent from the body, present with the Lord. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,715 Points Elisabeth Wingle (10/15/2015 8:01:00 PM)

    Very comforting poem, i believe the spirit lives on, and love never really dies (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Zenovia Evans (10/3/2015 9:37:00 PM)

    Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,012 Points Godfrey Morris (8/17/2015 1:20:00 PM)

    Awesome really enjoyed reading. It satisfied my soul. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Susan Baltes (8/14/2015 2:25:00 PM)

    Absolutely fantastic.
    It was read at a funeral, I attended,
    From memory.
    The gentleman that had passed was young
    and very respected.
    The country was England it was a cold and windy September
    The gentleman reciting the poem was wearing a kilt and begun the poem as the earth was being shoveled into the grave.
    As heartbreaking as THAT will always be this poem has since become our family tradition.
    When any of us mention a passed family member we remind each other he/she is only only in the other room it produces smiles and great fond memories. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 139 Points Charlett Hobart (8/12/2015 5:46:00 AM)

    Wonderful... so fine and true. Thank you (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 455 Points Little Opal (8/9/2015 8:29:00 AM)

    Death is nothing at all, is all that! ! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Maricruz B. Fine (8/1/2015 4:30:00 PM)

    This beautiful poem showed me that it can be just a moment in space. that Death of a loved one can be just a moment away to be together again, as we had been. it was a bright light in my despair and longing for my husband of many years. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Rosario Jungbluth (7/18/2015 1:30:00 PM)

    This poem is like a balsam. It gives me a sense of tranquility and hope while I eagerly wait the big day of our -re-encounter with my beloved husband comes. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,053 Points Thabani Khumalo (6/16/2015 9:00:00 AM)

    I have a vision to write like this, only if god would bless me enough to.n (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 219 Points Francisco Velazquez (6/14/2015 5:55:00 PM)

    Life or death, a precious show or gruesome fate, this poem is a great piece of literary thought, bravo my friend (Report) Reply

  • Rookie manny lopez (5/18/2015 10:09:00 PM)

    Jennie left us 30 yearss ago. Cancer still suck. God help us! (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,091 Points val Rogers (4/7/2015 4:04:00 PM)

    Death is nothing at all is an impressively beautiful poem. Great literature. My friend. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 11,336 Points Frank Avon (4/6/2015 11:43:00 AM)

    A fascinating poem. In this version of the poem, death is described naturalistically - and quite beautifully - until the last stanza, in which the promise of an after-life is provided, almost as an after-thought. Curious.

    However, I'm thoroughly confused. Who wrote this text? I've searched the Internet and have found no definitive answer. Was it St. Augustine? Henry Scott Holland? Charles Peguy? Clearly the words are part of Holland's sermon on the death of Charles VII, delivered in May 1910. The French poem, C'est mort n'est rien, was written by Charles Peguy who died in 1914 in World War I at the Battle of Marne. Holland's sermons, as I understand, were not published until 1919, after Holland's death in 1918. To complicate factors even further, apparently Holland's words were adapted from St. Augustine. Does anyone have all the facts on this? Or can you tell me where I might find them. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,728 Points Stephen Katona (3/16/2015 11:48:00 PM)

    I shall give this poem to my wife who lost her parents recently. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Deborah Critz (2/13/2015 4:25:00 PM)

    This poem my sister used during her sons funeral service. It so touch me, made my heart lighter, that I placed the poem upon the side of my refrigerator where I read it every morning. The effect upon my heart four years later remains the same. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 11,909 Points Tushar Ray (2/2/2015 7:27:00 PM)

    This is a great poem on the eternal relation between Life and Death. I enjoyed very much. Congratulations! (Report) Reply

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