Choosing poetry and readings

Like music, poetry and readings delivered at a funeral can really add to the ceremony, especially if they were favourites of the person who has died, or relate well to them.

Sources of funeral poems:

The Internet

Simply search for ‘Poems for funerals’ and you will find numerous websites with a great deal of content to provide you with ideas.

Funeral Poetry books

You can walk in to any major bookstore and in the poetry section you will find many books of funeral poems and readings.

Friends and relatives

Ask around, someone might have just the poem or reading that could be good for the funeral

The person leading the funeral

Whether this is a Celebrant or minister, they will have a good selection of funeral poetry and readings for you to see.