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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Tale of Existence

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
Like diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
and the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft starts that shine and sing at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there. I did not die.
There's still a spark somewhere.


  1. Wow. This is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing...:)
    Have an awesome day.

  2. Breaktaking.

  3. I love this poem. Mary Elizabeth Frye I think?
    Thanks for sharing :)

  4. I love this poem!! I believe in total transformation!! yeah Im supper excited about Africa but NOT excited to leave my blog D:

  5. This is how I feel about the deceased. They're probably having a much better time than we are-they're probably weeping for us and our sucky lives!

  6. three last line could really be engraved on someone's grave. I think it's brilliant. I really want to believe that even though we die, we don't (Sylvia Plath, one of my favourite writers said that the way she avoids death is because of the fact that she writes: and then her life repeats itself on the pages of her book even a long time later...)

  7. Yes, it was written by Mary Elizabeth Frye. I love this poem so much.
    Thank you for re-printing it, although I'm not sure about the last line!
    Big Hugs!

  8. Beautiful poem:)
    Great post and amazing blog!

  9. wow, this is so breathtakingly beautiful!

    i really really like it x)

    xx scarzz

  10. I love that poem, who is it by?

    Your answer to love is exactly how I feel, I just don't know.


  11. i love this poem, i read it at a rememberance day service during high school once. it is so so beautiful. the line about the winds that blow was always my favorite.

    ps - thanks soooooooooo much for the e-mail! don't worry, i completely understand! thanks for all your sweet advice, i had a great weekend and you were the BEST.

  12. Beautiful poem.
    thx for that. it's very important for me.

  13. "I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
    and the gentle autumn rain."

    Lovely line. Bravo!

  14. Omg thank you so much! I think I was meant to stumble back here. I've never heard of this poem. The words, it is what I need to send someone. THANK YOU you have no idea.


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