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A sailor’s farewell poem: Crossing the Bar

If you are looking for words or verse for ash scattering ceremony fit for an old sailor, then you could worse than consider the classic poem Crossing the Bar by Alfred Lord Tennyson Crossing the Bar BY ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON Sunset and evening star,       And one clear call for me! And may there be no moaning […]

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#NationalPoetryDay – Famous Poems

To celebrate National Poetry Day we’re sharing some of our more famous poems that you might consider using for an ashes scattering ceremony: Famous Poems Do not go gentle into that good night By Dylan Thomas, 1951 or 1952 Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of […]

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A Bible reading suitable for an old sailor

We have recently been in touch with the naval chaplaincy at Portsmouth and they have been extremely helpful. We explained that many people may wish to be to have their ashes scattered in the same place as their loved one and still have reference to their career with either Royal or Merchant Navy. We asked […]

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Scattering Ashes in Haiku!

  Two November girls scatter his ashes at sea; sad wild waves thunder.   Well there you go, I have no idea whether this is good or bad Haiku but judging by the response it was well received. For those not familiar with the term Haiku is a Japanese form of poetry, Japanese haiku have […]

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