Silver dove monument.

Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep

A poem by Mary Elizabeth Frye

Written by Mary Elizabeth Frye in the 1930's, 'Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep' is a popular poem to be read at funeral services. Its words bring comfort to readers as it shows that the person who has died lives on in our memories.

Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep

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.

Pink and white flowers laid on a black granite gravestone.