What to say when you are scattering a loved one’s ashes?



Final word to her mother before scattering her ashes. It’s never easy finding the right words to say at such an emotional time.

This poem or verse was written by Jennifer Levenson,  for the spreading of her father’s ashes. Jennifer generously offered it to us in the hopes that others might find it useful. We both hope you will find it helpful when you are  looking for what to say as you  scatter a loved one’s ashes.

At the End
Jennifer Levenson 2008

We stand as testament to your will
That governs us post mortem still
You wanted that we bring you here
In words unambivalent and clear
To spend your afterlife at ease
Scattered near your favourite trees

At your final resting place
Soon there will be not a trace
Of your ashes on the ground
But your presence will be found
In every scrap of DNA –
Lots of which is here today.

As in your life, your will will out.
That we obeyed you there’s no doubt
You would like we make no fuss
Of how you’ll linger long with us
We loved you more than words can show
But now’s the time – to let you go

For more help on how to scatter cremated remain or ashes please visit this page called how to scatter cremated remains.

Here is a link to the the scattering urn shown in the photo



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