This is a CD and booklet of poems published by Museday Publications.
The introduction to the CD will give you some sense of what it is about:
When I recorded these poems in the quiet of my home I read them especially for people who are dying. Others I hope will benefit, too – after all, we are all dying – but my particular focus is to bring comfort, understanding and peace to people who are experiencing their own death, or that of someone dear to them.
I first met death close up when my parents died in a motor accident when I was twenty-six. Maybe something about the suddenness of that led me many years later to accompany my old uncle in his dying. And maybe something in the rush of the funeral led to my wanting to help families create wonderful ceremonies of remembrance and celebration. I don’t know – but I feel immeasurably blessed and honoured to do the work I do, and to be able to bring you this collection of poems that flow from my experience.
Whatever your circumstances, may these poems accompany you well. Margie
- Please contact Margiefor CD purchases in NZ.
- For some examples of Margie’s poetry, click here.
- To read a newspaper article about the creation of the CD, click here
When Death Comes Close
Too Soon, Autumn
Thoughts on Birth and Death
Will You Stand Beside Me?
Do Not Hurry, Dear Soul
Grief Before Death
A Gentle Journey Home
Your Death and the Snow
The Borrowed Bed
In My Parent’s Grave
Companioning Uncle Bob
Eulogy For Victor
On Being a Funeral Celebrant