24. februar 2012


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

9 kommentarer:

  1. I've never read that poem, thank you for sharing it Mette. It is beautiful. I am sorry for your family loss and send my love.

  2. Varme tanker herfra søde Mette.

  3. sikke et smukt digt, tak for det. mange varme hilsner herfra til dig og dine i en svær tid.
    kh.fra Island

  4. Dear Mette, sending you and your loved ones a warm hug..

  5. Jeg ved ikke hvad der er sket, men kan jo godt fornemme, at det er en svær tid- så sender dig et luft knus :-)

  6. thank you for sharing the beautiful poem! looking forward to all the good things your blog shares.

  7. I came to wish you a happy birthday... I am not sure what you are going through, but I am so very sorry if you have lost someone dear to you :( A friend of mine who passed away far too early (cancer) chose that poem for her departure... It is beautiful, but very sad! Knus och kraft!


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