Mary Elizabeth Frye

(13 November, 1905 - 15 September 2004 / Dayton, Ohio)

Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep - Poem 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.
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Comments about Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep by Mary Elizabeth Frye

  • Neptune Barman (1/7/2017 6:08:00 AM)


    This poem holds a ironical theme..and hope too that those whom we lost are with us soo comfoting poem (Report) Reply

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  • Tom Allport (12/30/2016 4:16:00 PM)

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    a very comforting poem well written. (Report) Reply

  • (12/24/2016 7:57:00 PM)

    Beautiful words which give some comfort as I feel such a sense of loss with the recent passing of my wonderful darling mother
    Lovely word which giv some comfort and hope. (Report) Reply

  • (12/18/2016 10:20:00 PM)


    Wonderfully said (Report) Reply

  • Akham Nilabirdhwaja Singh (12/15/2016 5:02:00 AM)


    After death body and soul mingled with nature.Heartening! (Report) Reply

  • (11/10/2016 11:45:00 AM)


    Wow, what a beautiful poem . (Report) Reply

  • (11/3/2016 7:55:00 PM)


    I found this in ANN LANDERS column almost 60 years ago. It has been a reminder too many times esp last few years. (Report) Reply

  • (11/3/2016 9:33:00 AM)

    Fantastic Help in Mourning
    My daughter and only child, the true love of my life, recently passed after bravely and undauntingly suffering and battling numerous diseases for 14 years. She is truly gorgeous from the inside out. This poem, while an old stand by, was sent to me by my daughter's dearest friend. I re-read it frequently in order to help me heal. (Report) Reply

  • (11/2/2016 4:04:00 AM)


    A stunning poesie!! (Report) Reply

  • (10/26/2016 8:13:00 PM)


    Exquisite! (Report) Reply

  • Rebecca Navarre (10/25/2016 10:01:00 PM)


    Beautiful Piece! ! ! Wish To Hold Close To My Heart Always! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • (9/4/2016 9:11:00 AM)


    ❤❤❤ (Report) Reply

  • Mizzy ........ (8/27/2016 4:11:00 PM)


    Always a delight to read this.......very uplifting! (Report) Reply

  • (8/9/2016 8:08:00 PM)


    Always nice to know the history of the poet
    a Baltimore housewife and florist, best known as the author of the poem Do not stand at my grave and weep, written in 1932.

    She was born Mary Elizabeth Clark, and was orphaned at the age of three. In 1927 she married Claud Frye.

    The identity of the author of the poem was unknown until the late 1990s, when Frye revealed that she had written it. Her claim was later proven by Abigail Van Buren.

    Her poem was also used in one of the Norwegian protocols to express condolences after the 2011 Norway attacks. more »
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  • Muhiba Naik (7/14/2016 1:30:00 AM)


    It's so beautiful! Just so beautiful (Report) Reply

  • Bri Edwards (7/1/2016 2:08:00 PM)


    Where shall they all weep when i am gone?
    Shall they weep by the dandelions in a lawn?
    Shall they weep as they pass the new landfill?
    I guess they'll weep where and when they will.


    i don't suppose so many people would consider MY poem as beautiful as yours.

    yours will end up in MyPoemList today.

    bri ;)

    p.s. i saw this listed as one of another poet's favorite.
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  • Linda Collins (6/11/2016 11:40:00 PM)


    One of the most beautiful poems I've ever read and I wish I could listen to that type of music all night. (Report) Reply

  • Susan Williams (6/10/2016 3:40:00 PM)


    This is one of the most beautiful heart-piercing poems I have ever read. It is comfort and kindness, therefore I think it is a disservice to the author to try to start an argument about whether it's about an afterlife or a dust-to-dust conclusion. Let it be what comforts you- - let it be what comforts your loved ones- - let it be what comforts others- -just let it be what it is... lovely (Report) Reply

    Steven Silent Wolf (8/4/2016 6:36:00 PM)

    Well said; and both can be true. The body falls back and the spirit rushes forward.

    Steven Silent Wolf (8/4/2016 6:34:00 PM)

    Both can be true. The body falls back and the spirt rushes on.

  • (6/3/2016 11:07:00 AM)


    Beautiful thought.....
    Nicely put into words.....
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  • Khaled Ehtesham (5/29/2016 11:45:00 PM)


    its just an extraordinary thoughtful poem.. (Report) Reply



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