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Posted By: katlaughing
15-May-01 - 12:04 PM
Thread Name: Music and Poems for a Funeral
Subject: Lyr Add: CROSSING THE BAR (Alfred L. Tennyson)
Uncle Jaque, you've sparked my memory. My grandparents and aunts and uncles all had CROSSING THE BAR on their printed memorials. I've always thought it was such a beautiful poem, but had forgotten about it.

Just in case you want to use it, Mortee, here it is, to save you some time:


Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea,

But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.

Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;

For tho' from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crost the bar.