Cowart's Common Room
A Candle for Richard

I too shall be out at seven but will be thinking of Sam and of Richard later in the evening.

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All Is Well

Death is nothing at all,
I have only slipped 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 which you always used
Put no difference in 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 world that it always was,
Let it be spoken without effect, without the trace of shadow on it.
Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same as it ever was, there is unbroken continuity.
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.

Henry Scott Holland
Canon of St Paul 's Cathedral
David Harkins     

If I should go tomorrow
It would never be goodbye,
For I have left my heart with you,
So don't you ever cry.
The love that's deep within me,
Shall reach you from the stars,
You'll feel it from the heavens,
And it will heal the scars.


Posted at 15th Dec 2008 - 05:43PM   Posted by Cait   A Candle for Richard Comments: 3

CalicoKate's Avatar Two beautiful poems Cait. I have long known the first from school days but the second was new to me andI like it very much indeed.

Posted by: CalicoKate on 15th Dec 2008 at 06:06PM

Westerwitch's Avatar Lovely Cait - thank you

Posted by: Westerwitch on 15th Dec 2008 at 06:15PM

Camilla's Avatar Really lovely, I have always been fond of these two beautiful poems.


Posted by: Camilla on 15th Dec 2008 at 10:14PM

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