One example of a bereavement quote is "He spake well who said that graves are the footprints of angels," by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Another example is "Life is eternal, and love is immortal, and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight," from Rossiter Worthington Raymond.Continue Reading
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was an American poet and teacher during the 19th century. Wadsworth was the first American to publish a translation of "The Divine Comedy" by Dante Alighieri. Some of his other well-known works are "Paul Revere's Ride," "The Song of Hiawatha" and "Evangeline." Wadsworth was also one of the five Fireside Poets, a group of famous poets from 19th century New England. Many of his poems have a lyrical style and mythological themes.
Rossiter W. Raymond was an American scholar, author and mining engineer during the 19th and 20th centuries. The quote from him is part of a well-known poem titled "Death Is a Horizon." However, this quote and other parts of that poem were first written in a prayer by William Penn, according to Wikipedia. Additional novels by Raymond are "The Children's Week," "Brave Hearts" and "The Man in the Moon and Other People."Learn more about Holidays & Celebrations