Mary Elizabeth Frye

(13 November, 1905 - 15 September 2004 / Dayton, Ohio)

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.

Form: Sonnet


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  • Vihaan GuptaVihaan Gupta (3/28/2020 1:13:00 AM)

    Masterfully written! This poem stands in a league of its own (as my professor, Sanjeev Nanda would say) , it evokes such positivity, while being grim in context. The inevitability of death, is overshadowed by the relief it offers - mourn not for the departed, they have merely ascended to a better condition. (Report)Reply

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    The dead has left to live with the deads
    And the soul now oversees life and death
    Sustaining the wet eye's got no worth to living
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  • Jean Dutton (1/14/2020 4:34:00 PM)

    I think this a wonderful sonnet and would be of comfort to those that have lost a loved one. (Report)Reply

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    What does the poet mean by these lines (Report)Reply

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    What is transient is the body. Not the soul. After death the body is recycled into anything as per His mercy. Beautifully written flowing poem on an ever standing ever ruling truth.10++ (Report)Reply

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    Hauntingly beautiful - I read this poem at my dear mother's funeral which was very difficult to get through without breaking down but it brought great comfort to me because I believe she is still all around me. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

Poem Edited: Wednesday, November 27, 2013


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