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Henry Scott Holland

Henry Scott Holland Poems

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Death Is Nothing At All

Death is nothing at all.
I have only slipped away to the next room.
I am I and you are you.
Whatever we were to each other,
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Henry Scott Holland Comments

Esther Visser 20 February 2013

Death is nothing at all I have only slipped away into the next room I am I and you are you Whatever we were to each other That we are still Call me by my old familiar name Speak to me in the easy way you always used Put no difference into your tone Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow Laugh as we always laughed At the little jokes we always enjoyed together Play, smile, think of me, pray for me Let my name be ever the household word that it always was Let it be spoken without effort Without the ghost of a shadow in it Life means all that it ever meant It is the same as it ever was There is absolute unbroken continuity What is death but a negligible accident? Why should I be out of mind Because I am out of sight? I am waiting for you for an interval Somewhere very near Just around the corner All is well. Nothing is past; nothing is lost One brief moment and all will be as it was before How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again! Canon Henry Scott-Holland,1847-1918, Canon of St Paul's Cathedral

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Roseann Shawiak 31 August 2014

This poem is exceptional, I really like it's quiet, soothing message in sorrow's pathway. Now one of my favorites.

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John Mccullagh 03 January 2016

excellent poem, wish more of his work was here

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BRENDA KELSALL 16 March 2016

R.I.P Denise, my wonderful, beautiful sister. Until we meet again xzx

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Hansons 11 January 2021

To our beloved Siobhan with all our love. Yesterday and forever.

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