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

  • (1/16/2018 11:33:00 PM)


    I discovered this poem when our younger son died unexpectedly at the age of 27. I quoted from it at his funeral. Regardless of who is its author, it touches the heart. (Report) Reply

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  • (1/16/2018 10:52:00 AM)


    i read that poem at my grandfathers funarul as something he would said if he was here the poem inspired me i loved the poem. it is inprerstional and breath taking (Report) Reply

  • (1/16/2018 9:25:00 AM)


    My heart is broken when I read the poem. (Report) Reply

  • (1/15/2018 4:56:00 PM)


    I think of my mom everytime i read this beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Ahil Kannan (1/14/2018 10:00:00 PM)


    Poets do not die. Nor do their poems. She rests in peace in this world. (Report) Reply

  • (1/14/2018 1:50:00 PM)


    The first time I read it, credit was given to anon. American Aboriginal (American Indian) ! ! (Report) Reply

  • (1/14/2018 7:42:00 AM)


    My girlfriend wanted this read at her service. She died 2 months later. Her sister read it. (Report) Reply

  • (1/13/2018 11:10:00 AM)


    whenever i read this poem i recall my late sister,,it make me weep (Report) Reply

  • (1/13/2018 9:12:00 AM)


    I read this poem in the book, ‘from ant to eagle’. It was said at a funeral service for a boy’s little brother. He died from cancer, and caught a cold from his brother which turned in to pneumonia. His last words are, “Can I be an eagle too, Cal? ” When I read this story, I felt tears rolling down my face, and didn’t make a move to wipe them off. I cried openly until I had no tears, and was just left sniffling. (Report) Reply

  • (1/10/2018 5:27:00 PM)


    I am heartily tired of this poem being credited to Mary Frye it is a travesty, this poem was written in 1987 in response to the bombing at the cenotaph in inneskillin northern Ireland and sent to the father of Marie who sadly lost her life, if you are interested in the truth about this poem I would gladly oblige. yours sincerely j.gray. (Report) Reply

    (1/13/2018 9:17:00 AM)

    hi, this sounds very interesting; if you could paste a link to an article that states this, i would read it as i cannot find this anywhere on the internet.

    (1/11/2018 7:45:00 AM)

    I would be very interested to learn more, as this poem is referenced so often.

  • (1/10/2018 4:55:00 PM)


    I am tired of this poem being credited to Mary Frye, it is a travesty this poem was written in 1987 in response to the bombing at the cenotaph in inneskillen northern Ireland and sent to the father of Marie who sadly lost her life. If you would like to hear the truth about this I would be happy to oblige. (Report) Reply

    (1/19/2018 2:40:00 AM)

    Although the origin of the poem was disputed until later in her life, Mary Frye's authorship was confirmed in 1998 after research by Abigail Van Buren, a newspaper columnist for The Times. See article of 5 November 2004.

  • (1/10/2018 12:42:00 PM)


    Last year, our beloved dog passed away. The vet she visited the last time in her life sent this poem with her paw print to us. I was very touched. It's such a beautiful poem! Every time I read the the poem and saw her paw print, my eyes were filled with tears. Huxley, you did not die. You live on in our hearts! (Report) Reply

  • (1/9/2018 6:38:00 AM)


    Nice poem I did this for my activity (Report) Reply

  • (1/9/2018 4:53:00 AM)


    I have this poem for school homework. It was so easy to say after reading it trough 10 times. (Report) Reply

  • (1/9/2018 3:40:00 AM)


    This beautiful poem has touched my heart and soul. (Report) Reply

  • (1/8/2018 6:32:00 AM)


    the audio was verry dark and creeping (Report) Reply

  • (1/2/2018 10:18:00 AM)


    This poem is perfect. (Report) Reply

  • (12/31/2017 8:59:00 PM)


    I’m touched in a million ways. (Report) Reply

  • (12/31/2017 12:15:00 PM)


    i miss my soulmate deid in Holland 29/12 2017 father grandfather and my love forever, i miss you soRudy (Report) Reply

  • (12/29/2017 6:04:00 AM)


    Wow i thought it was a song but...Amazing Pls ppl think im dead (Report) Reply



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