DIGEST: Robin Gibb, A Life In Pictures

Robin Gibb's widow Dwina read a heartfelt poem she had written for her husband at his funeral service today.

In it, she told how "no treasure in the lands will replace his happy smile".

Here is the poem, called My Songbird Has Flown:

"My songbird has flown and the world sighs.
"The gentle mouthpiece of his immortal muse has gone
"And no music can be heard that is sweeter than the language of his love,
"No diamond is more precious than the memory of the twinkling in his eyes,
"And no treasure in the lands will replace his happy smile.
"My songbird has flown and the world sighs.
"And if I were to paint a third of what I feel,
"A masterpiece would be yours
"To have and to hold and hang upon you wall.
"If I were to write the the words that spill from my heart, tomes and volumes would make your library wide and tall.
"If I were to sing songs of praise for him, Saints would rise to make a chorus fit to please angel heralds.
"And if I were to make music for his gentle ear, celestial harmonies would dance in all the worlds.
"And so no more, his voice now stilled but never gone.
"A depth of silence reigns where once he had his say.
"The veil of night has fallen
"But a dawn of the divine will rise for a new day.
"My songbird has flown and my soul sighs - but he will never go away."

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  • The hearse containing Robin Gibb leaves his home in Thame, Oxfordshire ahead of his funeral at St Mary's Church in the town.

  • The family of Robin Gibb, including brother Barry and wife Dwina,follows his hearse as it leaves his home in Thame, Oxfordshire ahead of his funeral at St Mary's Church in the town.

  • The family of Robin Gibb, including brother Barry and wife Dwina,follows his hearse as it leaves his home in Thame, Oxfordshire ahead of his funeral at St Mary's Church in the town.

  • A message for Bee Gee Robin Gibb is seen on a building as the funeral procession leaves his home in Thame, Oxfordshire ahead of his funeral at St Mary's Church in the town.

  • A lone piper leads the funeral procession of Bee Gee Robin Gibb, as it leaves his home in Thame, Oxfordshire ahead of his funeral at St Mary's Church in the town.

  • A message for Bee Gee Robin Gibb is seen in a lingerie shop as the funeral procession leaves his home in Thame, Oxfordshire ahead of his funeral at St Mary's Church in the town.

  • A lone piper leads the funeral procession of Bee Gee Robin Gibb, as it leaves his home in Thame, Oxfordshire ahead of his funeral at St Mary's Church in the town.

  • The coffin of Bee Gee Robin Gibb is brought to St Mary's Church in Thame, Oxfordshire for his funeral.

  • The back of the Order of Service for the funeral of Bee Gee Robin Gibb is held up before his funeral at St Mary's Church in Thame, Oxfordshire.

  • The front of the Order of Service for the funeral of Bee Gee Robin Gibb is held up before his funeral at St Mary's Church in Thame, Oxfordshire.

  • Robin Gibb - Funeral

    OXFORD, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 08: Barry Gibb (L) and Robin's widow Dwina Murphy Gibb arrive for Robin Gibb's funeral at Priest End, Thame on June 8, 2012 in Oxford, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)

  • Robin Gibb - Funeral

    OXFORD, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 08: Barry Gibb (L), Robin's son Robin-John Gibb (4L) and Robin's widow Dwina Murphy Gibb (2R) and other members of the Gibb family arrive for Robin Gibb's funeral at Priest End, Thame on June 8, 2012 in Oxford, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)

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    OXFORD, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 08: General view of Robin Gibb's horse drawn glass carriage during his funeral at Priest End, Thame on June 8, 2012 in Oxford, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)

  • Robin Gibb - Funeral

    OXFORD, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 08: Barry Gibb (L) and Robin's widow Dwina Murphy Gibb arrive for Robin Gibb's funeral at Priest End, Thame on June 8, 2012 in Oxford, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)

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    OXFORD, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 08: Peter Andre arrives for Robin Gibb's funeral at Priest End, Thame on June 8, 2012 in Oxford, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)

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    Flowers left at the funeral of Bee Gee Robin Gibb by his brother and family at St Mary's Church in Thame, Oxfordshire.

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    Flowers left at the funeral of Bee Gee Robin Gibb by his wife at St Mary's Church in Thame, Oxfordshire.

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    Bee Gee Barry Gibb (centre) walks in front of the coffin of his brother Robin Gibb as it is carried from his funeral service at St Mary's Church in Thame, Oxfordshire.

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    Bee Gee Barry Gibb at the funeral of his brother Robin Gibb at St Mary's Church in Thame, Oxfordshire.

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    The coffin of Bee Gee Robin Gibb carried from his funeral service at St Mary's Church in Thame, Oxfordshire.

  • Barbara Gibb, (C) mother of Bee Gee Robi

    Barbara Gibb, (C) mother of Bee Gee Robin Gibb, leaves St Mary's Church in Thame, central England, on June 8, 2012, after a funeral service for Robin. A horse-drawn carriage took the coffin of Bee Gee Robin Gibb to a church in his home town of Thame in England on Friday for his funeral, through crowds lined up to pay their respects. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES (Photo credit should read ANDREW YATES/AFP/GettyImages)

Robin Gibb's life in pictures...

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  • Andy Gibb eats a cherry from his birthday cake at a party given by his family in his home in Miami Beach, Fla., Monday night, March 6, 1979. Andy's brothers, the Bee Gees, from left are, Robin, Barry and Maurice. (AP Photo)

  • The Bee Gees, from left, Robin, Barry and Maurice Gibb, attend a party in 1978

  • Members of the Bee Gees pose with Barry Manilow, far right, at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles, Ca., Friday, Jan. 13, 1979. The brothers Gibb, from left, Barry, Maurice, and Robin, won awards for favorite popular group and favorite soul album

  • The Gibb brothers: Barry (centre) and twins Maurice (left) and Robin (right)

  • The Bee Gees (L-R) Barry, Maurice, Robin Gibb at Heathrow Airport, London, before leaving for a 3 month World Tour. 1974

  • The Bee Gees, (l to r) Robin, Barry and Maurice Gibb, accept the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution in 1997

  • Bee Gees Singer Robin Gibb reads to his son Spencer, circa 1974

  • Bee Gees Singer Robin Gibb with his wife Molly Hullis (r) and two children Spencer and Melissa in his home, circa 1974

  • Robin Gibb, founding member of the Bee Gees, unveils a plaque honouring the work of the Bee Gees at 67 Brook Street, central London. 2008

  • Robin Gibb performs at the BBC Electric Proms 2008 - Saturday Night Fever at the Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London.

  • Official ambassador Robin Gibb CBE (centre) with his wife Dwina and son arriving for The Sunseeker International Charitable Trust Ball - in aid of The Outward Bound Trust - at Battersea Evolution in south London. 2009

  • Robin Gibb and his wife Dwina at No.11 Downing Street in London for the Diana Awards.

  • British singer Robin Gibb arrives for the 46th Goldene Kamera (Golden Camera) media award gala in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011