Sunday, October 9, 2011

Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep*

*This poem is attributed to Native Americans, however, the confirmed author is Mary Frye. Whether she was an Indian I am not sure.

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 sun 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 circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

- Mary Frye

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