Poem: Do Not Stand At My Grave and Weep

Do Not Stand At My Grave and Weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

Mary Elizabeth Frye – 1932



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1 reply

  1. A lovely poem that would help someone recently bereaved. My Grandma always used to say something similar Nicola. She would say to me, don’t you ever cry for me; look for me in a rainbow, I’ll be there. Thanks for posting.

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