Words on Stone

The intention of this blog is to catalog the literature of death in addition to the aesthetic appeal of memorials.

Epitaphs on memorials are engraved with formal personal information detailing the deceased’s name, and the date of birth and death.

Verses often found on gravestones echo a more personal sentiment and can take many forms:

  • Description of the deceased’s role in life: Father, Mother, Sister, Son…
  • Scriptures from the bible: Whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.
  • Reflections on death and life: God knew best.
  • Lighthearted reflections: We’ll meet again.
  • Poetry and literature
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Mors Ianua Vitae: Death is the gate of life

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