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FUNERAL POEM
Posted by: peter burrows (---.winn.dial.virgin.net)
Date: March 20, 2004 09:24AM

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.


Re: FUNERAL POEM
Posted by: J.H.SUMMERS (---.chartertn.net)
Date: March 20, 2004 10:10AM

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.

john


Re: FUNERAL POEM
Posted by: peter burrows (---.winn.dial.virgin.net)
Date: March 20, 2004 12:28PM

thanks very much John, thats very appropriate. Regards, Peter.




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