Selecting Poems for a Funeral Ceremony

Reading a poem during a funeral ceremony can be a great way to convey the wide range of feelings you have. But before you select a poem for the funeral service, watch this video clip for advice on choosing an appropriate poem.

As you consider which poems to read at the funeral, ask the family members of the deceased to find out if the deceased had a favorite poet or type of poetry. Oftentimes, you can find poetry that highlights the deceased’s hobbies and interests, especially if you browse through a large book of poems.

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