Don’t stand and weep
This is my all time favourite poem by Mary Elizabeth Frye. A friend sent it to me when my mother passed.
Don’t stand beside my grave and weep,
For I’m 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 star-shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.
Mary Elizabeth Frye