can anyone help?? I am in the process of arranging a funeral for a friend, his partner has requested the reading of a poem, she can only remember the first line, "DO NOT WEEP FOR ME AS I AM NOT HERE"........... thanks in advance. peter.
Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep
by Mary Elizabeth Frye
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 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 stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.
There may be other variations for this poem, but I have some remembrance cards from funerals I've attended that had it this way.
thanks very much John, thats very appropriate. Regards, Peter.