Read with distinction by much-loved Australian performers Paul Kelly, Noni Hazlehurst and Jack Thompson, Poems for Funerals is an uplifting collection of poetic works suitable for use in a variety of bereavement circumstances.
Just like carefully chosen music, our Poems for Funerals are designed to be played at key moments within a funeral service. They can be equally resonant at memorial events, wakes and in times of personal remembrance.
Organising a funeral is often stressful. To make things easier, Poems for Funerals comes with a comprehensive booklet that provides a step-by-step guide to assist in creating an occasion that is appropriate to the deceased – a fitting, personalised commemoration.
Not everyone is religious and sometimes people prefer to do without the services of a funeral director. Using our guide, you may not need a traditional funeral company for much at all. There are no laws against managing most of the arrangements yourself.
The service doesn’t have to be in a church, or the chapel of a crematorium. It can be held anywhere, even at home. Fine Poets can help you find the right kind of space, somewhere that feels comforting, or spiritually elevating – whether by the surrounding architecture or the beauty of a natural setting.
You can have your own celebrant, or a friend of the family can conduct proceedings. What matters is that the funeral does justice to the deceased and that all who attend feel the occasion was the measure of the person. It needs to be satisfying.
The suggestions in our booklet will help you host a moving and memorable funeral. Just like a theatre script, there are event management directions, suggestions for eulogies, and a list of venues in each state that provide a sense of the sacred without necessarily being religious.
If you prefer not to manage everything yourself yet wish to avoid the Impersonal style of many funeral providers, you can call Fine Poets and engage one of our experienced staff. We’ll work with you to tailor the event and make any or all of the arrangements. We see it as an extension of our work in finding the right words for every occasion.
Grief fills the mind and it’s good to be as prepared as possible in advance.
Poems for Funerals is Volume 13 in the Fine Poets Collection and features readings by Jack Thompson, Noni Hazlehurst and Paul Kelly
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