The Good Funeral Guide
15 February 2012
A 4th-century poem by Aurelius Clemens Prudentius, translated by Helen Waddell.
Take him, earth, for cherishing,
to thy tender breast receive him.
Body of a man I bring thee,
noble even in its ruin.
Read the full poem and listen to the music by Herbert Howells (audio/video 9:05) at The Good Funeral Guide