Funeral quotes and poems for travellers and adventurers

Published: 22/5/2024

Grieving the loss of a loved one is an intricate journey, especially when that person was a spirited traveller or an adventurous soul. In these challenging times, finding solace in words that capture the essence of their wanderlust can be a comforting experience. Allow us to guide you through a collection of funeral quotes and poems tailored for those who lived life on the road. Let the words of wisdom and heartfelt verses serve as a balm for your grieving heart.  


Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul, there is no such thing as separation.

- Rumi  

As you bid farewell to your adventurous loved one, remember that the journey they embarked upon was a testament to a life fully lived.  

And the bush hath friends to meet him, and their kindly voices greet him in the murmur of the breezes and the river on its bars.

- Banjo Paterson  

These lines evoke the comforting thought that, even in passing, our loved ones find solace in the landscapes they once roamed.  

What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.

- Helen Keller

In the vast sands of time, the footprints left by your adventurous companion remain etched in your heart, a reminder of the joy and memories shared.  

Life is a journey, not a destination.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson  

A reminder to celebrate the adventurous spirit and cherish the unique experiences shared with a departed loved one, emphasising the value of the memories and the journey they undertook rather than mourning the final destination.   For life and death are one, even as the river and sea are one.

- Khalil Gibran  

This sentiment invites readers to perceive the departure of their adventurous loved ones not as an end but as a seamless transition within the vast continuum of existence, where memories and experiences flow like a river into the boundless sea of eternity.  

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Give me the long, straight road before me,

A clear, cold day with a nipping air,

Tall, bare trees to run on beside me,

A heart that is light and free from care.

Then let me go!-I care not whither

My feet may lead, for my spirit shall be

Free as the brook that flows to the river,

Free as the river that flows to the sea.

- Olive Runner


I wandered lonely as a cloud


For oft, when on couch I lie

In vacant or in pensive mood,

They flash upon that inward eye

Which is the bliss of solitude.

- William Wordsworth  


The road not taken


  Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-

I took the one less travelled by,

And that has made all the difference.  

- Robert Frost  


For the traveller 


When you travel, you find yourself

Alone in a different way,

More attentive now

To the self you bring along,

Your more subtle eye watching

You abroad; and how what meets you

Touches that part of the heart

That lies low at home:   


How you unexpectedly attune

To the timbre in some voice,

Opening in conversation

You want to take in

To where your longing

Has pressed hard enough

Inward, on some unsaid dark,

To create a crystal of insight

You could not have known.

- John O'Donohue    


In times of loss, the right words can provide solace and a sense of connection. Funeral quotes and poems for adventurous souls serve as a tribute to the unique spirit of those who embraced life's journey with open arms. As you navigate through the pain of saying goodbye, let the wisdom of these words be a source of comfort and may they guide you towards healing.

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