Poem: Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep

This is a new version of Do Not Stand At my Grave And Weep; on our website www.thelightbeyond.com it also forms the basis of an inspirational movie. I hope you find it helpful! Feel free to use the poem as you see fit (but please keep the credit at the bottom).

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 sunlight on ripened grain;
I am the gentle autumn’s rain.

Do not stand at my grave and mourn.
I am the dew-flecked grass at dawn.
Where tranquil oceans meet the land
I am the footprints in the sand
To guide you through the weary day.
I am still here; I’ll always stay.

When you wake up to morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there; I did not die.

By Mary Elizabeth Frye (1905-2004).  Second Stanza by Lucie Storrs

2007 Lucie Storrs www.thelightbeyond.com

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