Unplanned hiatus + Christmas break = tumbleweeds.
Hopefully, I can get back into my update schedule, so for today, we have a selection of funeral songs to inspire your world-building or to add flavour to a ceremony.
I will probably write more in the future, but for now, enjoy!
A Daughter’s Lament
You, who made me
You, who taught me
You, who helped me,
I weep for you
I weep for our past
I weep for our family
I weep for our loss
For a future not to be
A future of loss
A future of darkness
A future of hope diminished
A world with one less life
One less ember burning
One less breath of wind
One less smile to brighten a day
One less parent to raise a child
From the Stone
From the Stone, to the Stone
From the fire, to the forge.
As our hearts are made of iron,
So are our spirits made of steel.
There is nothing we cannot endure,
No struggle too great or small.
We are the Children of the Stone,
The world is our canvas.
Our life is granted to us by the Earthfather,
And it is taken by the Skymother.
Upon our death, we find peace,
An end to the struggle of life.
Where there is death, there is sadness,
There is pain and there is grief.
But turn this pain inwards,
Use it to temper your steel.
Grow stronger from it,
Become more of who you are.
This world will not mourn them,
It will not mourn you.
We are Children of the Stone,
From the Stone we come,
To the Stone we go.
Walk In Their Sight
We mourn you, you who have gone,
We are the many who knew the one,
A bright star passing through the night,
Burning strong in Ivellios’ esteemed sight.
You graced our lives with your love,
Given form by Her Grace above.
A light in the darkness burning strong,
A note on the wind from an unknown song.
As Vaella showed us the mercy of the Divine,
A golden nectar sweeter than any wine,
You brought a smile to our lips and hearts,
As pure as that of any lovers’ arts.
We mourn you, you have gone,
We are the many, who knew the one,
We thank you for teaching us of death,
And we remember you with every breath.
Walk in their light with our blessings, friend.