In honour of April being National Poetry Month, it is a great time to highlight memorable dove poems read for celebrations of life, burials, memorials, internments, funerals, and commemorative services:

“Wings of a Dove”

A smile came,
on wings from above.
It was placed on my face,
by the wings of a dove.

Your entrance, more blissful.
The joys fully shown.
More laughter than any,
I have ever known.

Now sounds are silent
And time stands still,
No more will I hear
your sweet rejoice, yet still…

I know you’re safe,
wrapped in wings from above.
Brought back to Heaven
on the wings of a small white dove

‐by S.Paterson

The loss of a child or a baby is an especially difficult time. In this event, the reading of “The White Chariot” by Julie Johnson can help bring some peace:

“The White Chariot”

During your journey
on your final flight home,
white wings will carry you
and you will be flown.

To the pearly gates of Heaven,
where they will usher you in,
To the feet of your Lord,
your Savior, and friend.

He will hold you in his arms
and the Angels will sing.
As another one of His children is
delivered by white wings.

A famous poem that speaks of ‘birds in circled flight’ is “Do Not Stand by My Grave and Weep” by Mary E. Frye. For more history, and to view a copy of the poem, see the following link:
Family Friendly Poems

Accompanying a poem, a dove release is a beautiful way to give these poetic words life. A release can be timed at the beginning, middle, or end of a poem. Poems may be read by a minister, funeral director, priest, family member, or other attendant. Release a Dove handlers are also honoured to read any dove poems for your releases if you desire. More poems and tributes are available to choose from (both religious and non-religious). Please inquire for more options for your dove release. We hope we can help you find the right poem that speaks to you.