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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  • (12/6/2019 7:34:00 AM)

    Lovely and comforting poem but it did bring a tear to my eye. (Report)Reply

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  • (12/3/2019 10:21:00 PM)

    I am a Christian. While it is likely that the priest-author would agree with the added sentiment, it is NOT right that anyone should add to this work. The site should remove this version if it true that it has been modified/adulterated. (Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (9/17/2019 6:28:00 PM)

    Life means all that it ever meant and death is nothing at all. This is a true path to renew life. We should not at all fear death. Everything is amazingly said here. An excellent sharing is done really... (Report)Reply

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  • Prativa Dey (9/14/2019 3:21:00 AM)

    I have read tor one poem so real and nice. (Report)Reply

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  • (9/6/2019 3:19:00 PM)

    Ah so lovely. He is speaking of the truth! (Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab Bangalee (8/22/2019 4:45:00 AM)

    All is well.

    Nothing is past;
    nothing is lost.
    One brief moment
    and all will be as it was before
    only better,
    infinitely happier and forever we will
    all be one together with Christ./// superb and excellent poem; at all great expression on the death positively through the faith of religion/// love it
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  • (8/13/2019 12:26:00 AM)

    Poets can fantasise with the the best. (Report)Reply

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  • (8/1/2019 1:13:00 PM)

    FAscinating- roaming between real life relationships and a resurrection through Christ as one beyond Death. (Report)Reply

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  • (7/26/2019 7:02:00 AM)

    This poem has a lot of meaning for me. I think it ended with '' All is well" . It was spoken in a dutch church 29 years ago. A very beautiful poem, and so true. (Report)Reply

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  • (7/22/2019 6:37:00 PM)

    Those who are complaining about this poem being " altered" , please read the following:

    " This poem is often read at funerals. The author, Henry Scott-Holland (1847 - 1918) , a priest at St. Paul's Cathedral of London, did not intend it as a poem, it was actually delivered as part of a sermon in 1910. The sermon, titled, " Death the King of Terrors" was preached while the body of King Edward VII was lying in state at Westminster."
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  • (7/14/2019 10:04:00 PM)

    I agree this poem should be taken down and it’s original version be put in place. I sent this to comfort my sister In law who has no religious beliefs. That makes me feel awful. The last thing she needs right now is to be made defend her beliefs. (Report)Reply

    (7/22/2019 6:38:00 PM)

    " This poem is often read at funerals. The author, Henry Scott-Holland (1847 - 1918) , a priest at St. Paul's Cathedral of London, did not intend it as a poem, it was actually delivered as part of a sermon in 1910. The sermon, titled, " Death the King of Terrors" was preached while the body of King Edward VII was lying in state at Westminster."

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  • (7/14/2019 8:36:00 PM)

    It's a shame that people feel they have to inject religion into everything. Some of us dont need the crutch of invented doctrine to appreciate the pure humanistic facts of life and death. The original poem offers comfort as it was written. Stop contaminating beauty. (Report)Reply

    (7/22/2019 6:42:00 PM)

    " The crutch of invented doctrine" ? " Contaminating beauty" ?

    " There is no God and I hate Him" , said the secular humanist.

    " The author, Henry Scott-Holland (1847 - 1918) , a priest at St. Paul's Cathedral of London, did not intend it as a poem, it was actually delivered as part of a sermon in 1910. The sermon, titled, " Death the King of Terrors" was preached while the body of King Edward VII was lying in state at Westminster."

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  • (6/17/2019 4:46:00 AM)

    What a disgrace to plagiarise and alter this beautiful poem. It is commonly used in Humanist ceremonies for the reason that it does not contain unwanted religious reference. (Report)Reply

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  • (6/13/2019 2:56:00 PM)

    Oops! I knew something was different about this poem since the last time I read it. I knew it didn't end with the word Christ. Plagiarized or not, the gist was there for me and my soul remembered the original poem and it still brought tears to my eyes. Thank you. (Report)Reply

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  • (6/13/2019 2:52:00 PM)

    It brought tears to my eyes, because I live this poem and have been living it every day for the last 16 -1/2 yrs., Since my oldest daughter passed away. I hope this pain can bring comfort to other people as it has to me. Thank you (Report)Reply

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  • (5/4/2019 10:57:00 AM)

    Very good poem mixing nowadays life and tge other life together. (Report)Reply

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  • (4/30/2019 1:48:00 PM)

    sometimes God is really far and that makes me feel God is not there (Report)Reply

    (6/10/2019 2:51:00 PM)

    *HolySpirit

    (6/10/2019 2:50:00 PM)

    God is very near you Trinity, in the form of the Holy Spirit. Jesus promised He would send us someone to guide us, comfort us and lead us, when He would be in heaven, and the Holy Spirit has come. God and Jesus are in heaven, so in a sense that is true that God is far, but He knows and sees all things through His Holy Spirit. He loves you so much that He has sent the Comforter, the Hoky Spirit, to you.

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  • (4/28/2019 1:28:00 PM)

    Please send (Report)Reply

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  • (4/6/2019 2:17:00 PM)

    This isn't the poem. Someone is plagiarizing Henry Scott Holland's poem and has turned it into a Christian poem. Why is this allowed to happen on this site? (Report)Reply

    (5/21/2019 12:16:00 AM)

    Don't get all flustered. Holland was a Christian, after all. While this isn't the original form of the poem, and I agree it shouldn't be presented as though it were, it doesn't severely betray the sentiment of the poet. It also technically isn't plagiarism because while it was copied with creative liberties taken, it's attribution remains with the original author.

    (5/5/2019 7:55:00 PM)

    Why won't Poem Hunter take down this bastardized, plagiarized, co-opted monstrosity?

    (4/29/2019 8:26:00 AM)

    Melanie, thank you. Because of you, I avoided a bad grade on my English Poetry project. This is illegal. There is no way this should be allowed. This a beautiful poem, and by changing it, you are ridding it of its creator's and glory. We need more people like you in life to help put an end to this piracy.

    (4/25/2019 8:46:00 PM)

    Melanie is 100% correct. This is an adulteration of the original text! ! !

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  • (3/26/2019 1:49:00 PM)

    good poem to help people move on even through a tough time (Report)Reply

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