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 in a thousand winds that blow,
I am the softly falling snow.
I am the gentle showers of rain,
I am the fields of ripening grain.
I am in the morning hush,
I am in the graceful rush
Of beautiful birds in circling flight,
I am the starshine of the night.
I am in the flowers that bloom,
I am in a quiet room.
I am in the birds that sing,
I am in each lovely thing.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there. I do not die.

Mary Elizabeth Frye

14 thoughts on “Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep – Mary Elizabeth Frye

  1. I like how she infers that we are one with all things. That without one item, something else wouldn’t exist. Even though I do believe scriptually that when we die we are in the grave {asleep}, I still believe that we exist with all things.
    Very musical way of expressing it.


  2. This is beautiful, glad you shared!!


    1. Ronnie says:

      It’s a pleasure.


  3. shafiqah1 says:

    Reblogged this on shafiqah1 and commented:
    Lovely re-blog M. Mohan, had to borrow it ๐Ÿ˜€


  4. Otrazhenie says:

    Reblogged this on Otrazhenie and commented:
    Loved this poem. ๐Ÿ™‚


  5. kalabalu says:

    I do not die..wow!!


  6. Thanks heaps for this,
    i have heard it at ceremonies and agree it is really good!
    But I would not have known where to start to look for the text.


    1. Ronnie says:

      Thank you for showing your appreciation Ken.


  7. Reblogged this on The GOLDEN RULE and commented:
    Happy to have this when my time comes.


  8. kelihasablog says:

    I LOVE this poem and am so happy to have found it again! It meant a lot to me after my father passed away unexpectedly when I was young. Also thank you for visiting my blog so that I would discover this one ๐Ÿ˜€ What a great day!


  9. cindy knoke says:

    Love this always!


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