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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

  • Gold Star - 12,212 Points Rajesh Thankappan (7/30/2018 1:29:00 AM)

    This poem hold hope even after death. Death to my mind too is a transitory thing in the overall scheme of God. However, it is important to ensure that the our visit to temples, churches, mosques etc., is just not a routine affair but should lead to the upliftment of our soul. In my last poem, which is a two line couplet, I have pondered upon this aspect. I welcome the reader of poemhunter to read it once. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Jennifer (7/18/2018 6:52:00 AM)

    I love the poem, but that isn't entirely accurate. This is the end of the poem as it was written by Holland:

    All is well. Nothing is hurt; 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! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Roe Schandel (6/30/2018 7:09:00 AM)

    Steve Christopoulos (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 Is Nothing At All , Henry Scott Holland
  4. 4. Death Be Not Proud , John Donne
  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. A Dream Of Death , William Butler Yeats
  8. 8. Nothing But Death , Pablo Neruda
  9. 9. A Poet's Death Is His Life Iv , Khalil Gibran
  10. 10. An Irish Airman Forsees His Death , William Butler Yeats
  11. 11. Death Wants More Death , Charles Bukowski
  12. 12. Father Death Blues , Allen Ginsberg
  13. 13. A Death Blow Is A Life Blow To Some , Emily Dickinson
  14. 14. Death , Rainer Maria Rilke
  15. 15. The Death Of The Ball Turret Gunner , Randall Jarrell
  16. 16. A City's Death By Fire , Derek Walcott
  17. 17. Death Xxvii , Khalil Gibran
  18. 18. A Ballad Of Death , Algernon Charles Swinburne
  19. 19. The Beauty Of Death Xiv , Khalil Gibran
  20. 20. Holy Sonnet X: Death Be Not Proud , John Donne
  21. 21. First Death In Nova Scotia , Elizabeth Bishop
  22. 22. Death Leaves Us Homesick, Who Behind , Emily Dickinson
  23. 23. On The Death Of A Young Lady Of Five Yea.. , Phillis Wheatley
  24. 24. After Death , Sara Teasdale
  25. 25. The Death Of Joy Gardner , Benjamin Zephaniah
  26. 26. Go Down, Death , James Weldon Johnson
  27. 27. A Funeral Poem On The Death Of C. E. An .. , Phillis Wheatley
  28. 28. Gacela Of The Dark Death , Federico García Lorca
  29. 29. A Thought For A Lonely Death-Bed , Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  30. 30. For The Anniversary Of My Death , William Stanley Merwin
  31. 31. The Death Of The Hired Man , Robert Frost
  32. 32. Death Fugue , Paul Celan
  33. 33. I Have A Rendezvous With Death , Alan Seeger
  34. 34. On Death , Anne Killigrew
  35. 35. On The Death Of That Most Excellent Lady, , Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz
  36. 36. Death &Amp; Fame , Allen Ginsberg
  37. 37. On The Death Of Anne Brontë , Charlotte Brontë
  38. 38. Love &Amp; Fame &Amp; Death , Charles Bukowski
  39. 39. As At Thy Portals Also Death , Walt Whitman
  40. 40. On Hearing Of A Death , Rainer Maria Rilke
  41. 41. An Elegy On The Death Of A Mad Dog , Oliver Goldsmith
  42. 42. If Death Is Kind , Sara Teasdale
  43. 43. The Death Of Santa Claus , Charles Harper Webb
  44. 44. Death , William Butler Yeats
  45. 45. Fugue Of Death , Paul Celan
  46. 46. A Death-Bed , Rudyard Kipling
  47. 47. On Death , Percy Bysshe Shelley
  48. 48. Death , Heinrich Heine
  49. 49. Absence Disembodies—so Does Death , Emily Dickinson
  50. 50. All But Death, Can Be Adjusted , Emily Dickinson
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