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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.
Whatever we were to each other,
That, we still are.

Call me by my old familiar name.
Speak to me in the easy way
which 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 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 effect.
Without the trace of a shadow on it.

Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same that it ever was.
There is absolute unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind
because I am out of sight?

I am but 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 only better, infinitely happier and forever we will all be one together with Christ.


Comments about Death Is Nothing At All by Henry Scott Holland

  • Freshman - 661 Points Anne Velevski (3/6/2017 7:25:00 PM)

    Theres something about this poem that I find eerie, sorry but there is a slight edge to it...just saying. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 124 Points M T (2/21/2017 12:25:00 AM)

    i really enjoyed this one (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Antara Sarkar (1/31/2017 1:37:00 PM)

    Simply Awesome..... (Report) Reply

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Poems About Death

  1. 1. Let Me Die A Youngman's Death , Roger McGough
  2. 2. And Death Shall Have No Dominion , Dylan Thomas
  3. 3. Death Be Not Proud , John Donne
  4. 4. Death Is Nothing At All , Henry Scott Holland
  5. 5. Because I Could Not Stop For Death , Emily Dickinson
  6. 6. A Refusal To Mourn The Death, By Fire, O.. , Dylan Thomas
  7. 7. Nothing But Death , Pablo Neruda
  8. 8. Father Death Blues , Allen Ginsberg
  9. 9. An Irish Airman Forsees His Death , William Butler Yeats
  10. 10. A Dream Of Death , William Butler Yeats
  11. 11. A Poet's Death Is His Life Iv , Khalil Gibran
  12. 12. Angel Of Death (Death Death Death Dea.. , Udiah (witness to Yah)
  13. 13. A City's Death By Fire , Derek Walcott
  14. 14. The Death Of The Ball Turret Gunner , Randall Jarrell
  15. 15. Death Wants More Death , Charles Bukowski
  16. 16. Death Xxvii , Khalil Gibran
  17. 17. The Beauty Of Death Xiv , Khalil Gibran
  18. 18. After Death , Sara Teasdale
  19. 19. A Death Blow Is A Life Blow To Some , Emily Dickinson
  20. 20. A Funeral Poem On The Death Of C. E. An .. , Phillis Wheatley
  21. 21. Death Leaves Us Homesick, Who Behind , Emily Dickinson
  22. 22. On The Death Of A Young Lady Of Five Yea.. , Phillis Wheatley
  23. 23. A Thought For A Lonely Death-Bed , Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  24. 24. Death , Rainer Maria Rilke
  25. 25. I Have A Rendezvous With Death , Alan Seeger
  26. 26. First Death In Nova Scotia , Elizabeth Bishop
  27. 27. Death &Amp; Fame , Allen Ginsberg
  28. 28. The Death Of Joy Gardner , Benjamin Zephaniah
  29. 29. A Ballad Of Death , Algernon Charles Swinburne
  30. 30. On The Death Of That Most Excellent Lady, , Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz
  31. 31. Gacela Of The Dark Death , Federico García Lorca
  32. 32. Go Down, Death , James Weldon Johnson
  33. 33. For The Anniversary Of My Death , William Stanley Merwin
  34. 34. The Death Of The Hired Man , Robert Frost
  35. 35. On Death , Anne Killigrew
  36. 36. Death Fugue , Paul Celan
  37. 37. On The Death Of Anne Brontë , Charlotte Brontë
  38. 38. Love &Amp; Fame &Amp; Death , Charles Bukowski
  39. 39. Death , Heinrich Heine
  40. 40. All But Death, Can Be Adjusted , Emily Dickinson
  41. 41. On Hearing Of A Death , Rainer Maria Rilke
  42. 42. If Death Is Kind , Sara Teasdale
  43. 43. As At Thy Portals Also Death , Walt Whitman
  44. 44. Hymns To The Night : 6 : Longing For Death , Novalis
  45. 45. Death , William Butler Yeats
  46. 46. An Elegy On The Death Of A Mad Dog , Oliver Goldsmith
  47. 47. A Satirical Elegy On The Death Of A Late.. , Jonathan Swift
  48. 48. On The Death Of Rev. Mr. George Whitefield , Phillis Wheatley
  49. 49. Fugue Of Death , Paul Celan
  50. 50. Holy Sonnet X: Death Be Not Proud , John Donne
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