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The dash | 03-May-12

Enquirer is looking for a poem they heard at a funeral. It is about the "dash" between a person's birth and death. 

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The poem is by Linda Ellis, copyright 1996 and is called 'The Dash'. Linda has a website, and the poem can be found on it. The 'dash' refers to the particular punctuation mark one gets between dates, eg 1963-2014. The poem encourages us to make the most of our life between birth and death, and all that we do is represented by the 'dash'. I heard it at a funeral too, and it made me think.

Jo Payne

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