Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep

In Memoriam of Jan Christensen

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 glint on snow.

I am the sunlight on ripened grain.

I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you wake in the morning 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 weep.

I am not there, I do not sleep.

Do not stand at my grave and cry.

I am not there, I did not die!

Mary Frye (1932)

3 thoughts on “Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep

  1. I love the message of the poem. It made me realized how much we forget that it’s when people die that they start to leave actually. Well at least that’s how I perceive the poem’s meat.

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