Posted by: rbbadger | February 19, 2010

Grave of Joy Davidman Lewis

I found somewhere on the internet this image of the grave of Helen Joy Davidman Lewis, wife of Christian apologist, Oxford professor, and author C.S. Lewis.  Lewis’ relationship and subsequent marriage to Joy Davidman was recounted in a movie entitled Shadowlands

On her tombstone is a poem written by her husband:

Here the whole world (stars, water, air

And field, and forest, as they were

Reflected in a single mind)

Like cast off clothes was left behind

In ashes, yet with hope that she

Re-born from holy poverty,

In Lenten lands, hereafter may

Resume them on her Easter Day.



  1. That’s a nice poem. I love CS Lewis!

  2. we are huge fans of shadowlands! one of our favorite movies EVER. i just love it. and i can listen to the opening music all day every day and never get sick of it. 🙂

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