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


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

  • (4/21/2018 12:44:00 PM)


    Beautiful...I wamt this recited at my funeral... (Report) Reply

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  • (4/18/2018 1:07:00 AM)


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  • (4/17/2018 11:23:00 PM)


    i had to write mine, thanks for bring my inspiration. (Report) Reply

  • (4/17/2018 3:00:00 PM)


    I have to 'man up' and read this lovely poem at my dear wife's celebration of life on Friday. I have a recording as back up in case I don't feel able. I will try my very best for her. She had arranged her funeral down to the last detail. God bless you darling Stella. (Report) Reply

    (4/21/2018 12:05:00 AM)

    God Bless smart wife Stella

    (4/18/2018 1:03:00 AM)

    good for you luv

  • (4/17/2018 1:48:00 AM)


    My only daughter passed away at age 21... life has changed forever for me... breathing has changed... This poem saved my life on a couple of occasions... (Report) Reply

  • (4/16/2018 8:03:00 PM)


    In 2001, when a one-time friend of mine from school lost her life in a single-vehicle accident, this poem was on the programs that we were given; I, to my knowledge still have it tucked away at home somewhere, I just don't know where it could have gone off to. (Report) Reply

  • (4/16/2018 2:16:00 AM)


    I miss You Taylor, so much it hurts all the time (Report) Reply

  • (4/15/2018 12:36:00 PM)


    I have loved this poem for many years. It says what I feel is true. (Report) Reply

  • (4/15/2018 1:33:00 AM)


    I had to memorize this poem and it is amazing I love it because it reminds me of my passed brother (Report) Reply

  • (4/12/2018 1:33:00 PM)


    I absolutely love this poem (Report) Reply

  • (4/3/2018 4:22:00 AM)


    This is Mothers poem that both her and my Father had on their funeral cards. This poem is uplifting and serene and I think of my parents when I see birds in flight the soft stars at night.When it snows I look for them in the diamond glints of snow. The Sun the wind and the Rain all bring me wonderful thoughts of my Loving Parents. (Report) Reply

  • (4/2/2018 2:53:00 PM)


    Lol guys (Report) Reply

  • (4/1/2018 5:22:00 PM)


    great one. its very interesting (Report) Reply

  • Brian Mawadri (3/30/2018 3:26:00 PM)


    Wow, the best message to those left behind. (Report) Reply

  • (3/30/2018 3:01:00 PM)


    This is the poem (Report) Reply

  • (3/28/2018 1:07:00 PM)


    I would like this when I finally pass over (Report) Reply

  • (3/27/2018 7:56:00 PM)


    Great masterfully put together (Report) Reply

  • (3/19/2018 11:55:00 AM)


    I said this poem at my son-in-law's Celebration of Life program.Everyone loved it, and asked where I found it. I also want it said at my cremation memorial service. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

Poem Edited: Wednesday, November 27, 2013


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