poet Mary Elizabeth Frye

Mary Elizabeth Frye

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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 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.

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002
Poem Edited: Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Form: Sonnet


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  • o8903 (10/13/2020 3:29:00 AM)

    I like the song also the poem

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  • Dennis Lane (10/9/2020 2:19:00 PM)

    When the time comes my daughter will look at each season and know I’m still with her.

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  • George Mtunga (10/3/2020 11:39:00 AM)

    Whenever i miss my late sister i read this poem.....

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  • Aarzoo MehekAarzoo Mehek (9/26/2020 3:32:00 AM)

    One of my fav poem. Very touchy.

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  • Leslie Cory Milligan (9/24/2020 10:29:00 AM)

    My mother died at age 58. In her will she requested that this poem be read at her memorial service.

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  • Jamie hill (8/26/2020 11:12:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem

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  • Carole Wilson (8/23/2020 6:53:00 PM)

    She is a great poet who was orphaned at age 3. I am lucky to have found this wonderful poet. I can read so many more times.

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  • Gerry Mac (8/14/2020 8:03:00 AM)

    Simply beautiful, my dear Auntie passed away yesterday 13/08/2020

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (8/10/2020 1:27:00 AM)

    কেঁদে কেঁদে দাঁড়িয়োনা আমার শ্মশানে
    আমি সেখানে নেই আমি ঘুমাই না।
    আমি সহস্র বাতাস যা বইতে পারে।
    আমি হীরক ঝিলিক তুষারের উপর।
    আমি সূর্যালোক পাকা শস্যের উপর।
    আমি বৃষ্টি কোমল শরতের।
    সকালবেলায় যখন তুমি উঠবে ঘুম থেকে
    আমি সে দ্রুত উত্থানের বেগ।
    ঘূর্ণায়মান বিমানে শান্ত পাখির
    আমি নরম তারা যা রাতে জ্বলজ্বল করে।
    কেঁদে কেঁদে দাঁড়িয়োনা আমার শ্মশানে;
    আমি সেখানে নেই। আমি মরিনি।

    চট্টগ্রাম

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  • Deepak Kumar Pattanayak (8/9/2020 11:43:00 PM)

    One of the best sad poems ever composed.....10+++

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (8/9/2020 11:34:00 PM)

    Do not stand at my grave and cry;
    I am not there. I did not die......it's an excellent sonnet; no need to cry standing on the chest of grave; there is no more the corpse; there the soul of the corpse now traveling with the winds, breeze to the home of love; so no need to weep

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  • L Milton Hankins (8/9/2020 10:11:00 AM)

    Such an uplifting, beautiful expression of the afterlife and how it is reflected to the living in the every day experiences.

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  • T Rajan Evol (8/9/2020 9:27:00 AM)

    Will not stand you are alive by this very poem. This poem immortalised you in true sense.

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  • M Asim NehalM Asim Nehal (8/9/2020 7:54:00 AM)

    What else can be said about the poet who lived for 99 years and wrote such a wonderful piece.1000+

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  • M Asim NehalM Asim Nehal (8/9/2020 7:53:00 AM)

    Fantastic.........This is the height of the positivity, I do not see any poem with such a high optimism.

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  • Sylvia Frances ChanSylvia Frances Chan (8/9/2020 5:54:00 AM)

    This is with greatest Respect The Classic Poem Of The Day for the late great Poetess Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Frye. She composed a poem about her own immortality, how scintillating is this!
    Congratulations for the honour. With sucvh beautiful flute and such a true voice from the graves!
    A very intelligent poem, a poetess who wrote about her own future: she is not gonna die!

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  • Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga (8/9/2020 3:23:00 AM)

    Once again I'm here reading this outstanding poem which makes death look like a utopian experience. Great piece of Poetry. Thanks.

    It has been a very satisfying moment for me to translate it into Hindi two years back.

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  • That Girl (8/1/2020 5:06:00 AM)

    This is by far my favourite poem. I have loved it for as long as I can remember.

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