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Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep - Poem by Mary Elizabeth Frye

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 sunlight 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.


Comments about Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep by Mary Elizabeth Frye

  • Rookie - 0 Points Rhonda Wainwright (8/9/2016 8:08:00 PM)

    Always nice to know the history of the poet
    a Baltimore housewife and florist, best known as the author of the poem Do not stand at my grave and weep, written in 1932.

    She was born Mary Elizabeth Clark, and was orphaned at the age of three. In 1927 she married Claud Frye.

    The identity of the author of the poem was unknown until the late 1990s, when Frye revealed that she had written it. Her claim was later proven by Abigail Van Buren.

    Her poem was also used in one of the Norwegian protocols to express condolences after the 2011 Norway attacks. more » (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 319 Points Muhiba Naik (7/14/2016 1:30:00 AM)

    It's so beautiful! Just so beautiful (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 32,587 Points Bri Edwards (7/1/2016 2:08:00 PM)

    Where shall they all weep when i am gone?
    Shall they weep by the dandelions in a lawn?
    Shall they weep as they pass the new landfill?
    I guess they'll weep where and when they will.


    i don't suppose so many people would consider MY poem as beautiful as yours.

    yours will end up in MyPoemList today.

    bri ;)

    p.s. i saw this listed as one of another poet's favorite. (Report) Reply

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