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Do not Stand at my Grave and Weep

by Mary Elizabeth Frye (1904-2004) See note below about the actual author

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 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.

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Note About the Actual Author and the Origin of this Touching, Well-known Poem

The origins and actual author of this poem have been debated. It's probable that Mary Elizabeth Frye did indeed write this. Below are several sources:

 

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