Daily Poem: Death Is A Door ~ Nancy Byrd Turner

December 29, 2017 | Filed Under Poem for Hela | No Comments

My nephew Darin‘s funeral is today. This is a poem we always read at family funerals. Rest in peace, my dear.

Death Is A Door
~ Nancy Byrd Turner

Death is only an old door
Set in a garden wall;
On gentle hinges it gives, at dusk
When the thrushes call.

Along the lintel are green leaves,
Beyond the light lies still;
Very willing and weary feet
Go over that sill.

There is nothing to trouble any heart;
Nothing to hurt at all.
Death is only a quiet door
In an old wall.

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