Funeral Poem High Flight

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds – and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of – wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hovering there,
I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through the footless halls of air.
Up, up the long, delirious burning blue
I’ve topped the windswept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or even eagle flew.
And, while with silent, lifting mind I’ve trod
The high un-trespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

Funeral Poem High Flight

John Gillespie McGee Jr (1922 – 1941)
Note: John Gillespie McGee Jr was an American spitfire pilot
who joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1940.
He died over Tangmere, Sussex in 1941. He was nineteen.

Funeral Poem High Flight

The use of poetry in a funeral service or a memorial service is significant. A funeral poem can bring comfort and solace in time of sorrow and grief. A funeral poem can also bring remembrance of the emotions experience while the person was living. Poems like the Funeral Poem High Flight, bring memories of joys shared, love embraced and time spent together. A funeral poem is a way of expressing your love for the person who has passed on into eternity.

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Have you been asked to read the Eulogy?

The eulogy is the life sketch or tribute read out at the funeral of a loved one. Whether you have been asked to conduct the eulogy for your loved one or you wish to compile your own memories for your family, the following points are provided, although not all applicable they are as a useful guideline for the writing of the eulogy. Funeral Poems like the Funeral Poem High Flight, can also bring comfort at this time.

    • Birth details: date and place of birth, parents and siblings.
    • Growing up years: schooling, favourite past times as a child,
    • sports played, hobbies, favourite pets, memorable childhood moments or stories.
    • Employment: occupations, accomplishments, awards, values
    • Marriage years: when and where marriage took place, remembrances on how the couple met.
    • Memorable family moments.
    • Details of children, their spouses and grandchildren etc.
    • I/they would like to be remembered for……
    • Values, favourite sayings and character qualities
    • Life lessons to be passed on
    • Favorite past times and hobbies or other accomplishment