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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

  • Rookie - 0 Points Sally Struthers (6/14/2017 11:13:00 PM)

    I'm not prepared to argue which came first or is right, but the other, equally popular in searches version of this poem ends more appropriately:
    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

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,491 Points Veer Dhiman (4/9/2017 9:32:00 PM)

    'Death' sounds 'nothing at all' here.... Congrats.... Nice poetry.....
    Read my poem 'Death: A mystery...' (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 19,397 Points Aqua Flower (4/8/2017 7:14:00 AM)

    Words cannot express the way I feel about this write....so emotionally beautiful! It will be on my favorite's list for sure. (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. A Poet's Death Is His Life Iv , Khalil Gibran
  9. 9. Father Death Blues , Allen Ginsberg
  10. 10. An Irish Airman Forsees His Death , William Butler Yeats
  11. 11. A Dream Of Death , William Butler Yeats
  12. 12. The Beauty Of Death Xiv , Khalil Gibran
  13. 13. The Death Of The Ball Turret Gunner , Randall Jarrell
  14. 14. Death Wants More Death , Charles Bukowski
  15. 15. A Death Blow Is A Life Blow To Some , Emily Dickinson
  16. 16. A City's Death By Fire , Derek Walcott
  17. 17. Death , Rainer Maria Rilke
  18. 18. Death Xxvii , Khalil Gibran
  19. 19. After Death , Sara Teasdale
  20. 20. A Funeral Poem On The Death Of C. E. An .. , Phillis Wheatley
  21. 21. The Death Of Joy Gardner , Benjamin Zephaniah
  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. A Ballad Of Death , Algernon Charles Swinburne
  25. 25. First Death In Nova Scotia , Elizabeth Bishop
  26. 26. Gacela Of The Dark Death , Federico García Lorca
  27. 27. Go Down, Death , James Weldon Johnson
  28. 28. On The Death Of That Most Excellent Lady, , Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz
  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. Death &Amp; Fame , Allen Ginsberg
  32. 32. On Death , Anne Killigrew
  33. 33. I Have A Rendezvous With Death , Alan Seeger
  34. 34. Death Fugue , Paul Celan
  35. 35. On The Death Of Anne Brontë , Charlotte Brontë
  36. 36. The Death Of The Hired Man , Robert Frost
  37. 37. Love &Amp; Fame &Amp; Death , Charles Bukowski
  38. 38. On Hearing Of A Death , Rainer Maria Rilke
  39. 39. If Death Is Kind , Sara Teasdale
  40. 40. Death , Heinrich Heine
  41. 41. On The Death Of Rev. Mr. George Whitefield , Phillis Wheatley
  42. 42. As At Thy Portals Also Death , Walt Whitman
  43. 43. A Death-Bed , Rudyard Kipling
  44. 44. Fugue Of Death , Paul Celan
  45. 45. Holy Sonnet X: Death Be Not Proud , John Donne
  46. 46. An Elegy On The Death Of A Mad Dog , Oliver Goldsmith
  47. 47. All But Death, Can Be Adjusted , Emily Dickinson
  48. 48. Death Of A Cockroach , Robert William Service
  49. 49. Hymns To The Night : 6 : Longing For Death , Novalis
  50. 50. Death , William Butler Yeats
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