View Full Version : Do not stand at my grave and cry. I am not there, I did not die.

THE Slayer
04-28-2003, 04:24 PM
Last night on ALias during the wake, a song was playing in the background as Sydney watched Dixon drug up. I read the lyrics in a poem and wanted to know, by chance, if anyone knew who was singing it?
Here's the poem if it helps.

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's glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on rippened grain.
I am the gentle autumns rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift unlifting 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.

04-28-2003, 05:33 PM
Mary Frye wrote the poem in the 1930s.

Lizzie West sang it on Alias.


Exhaust Port
04-28-2003, 08:22 PM
Great poem!

THE Slayer
04-28-2003, 11:00 PM
Thank you. DarthChuckmc how do you know so much about this poem? I have a feeling it's one of those things thats really popular and but I'd like to think it's random and "unknown."
Lizzie sounded good though.

04-29-2003, 08:24 AM
Hmm,I have that poem,and thought it was done by someone "Unknown" as well.How come they don't document these things better?:confused:

THE Slayer
04-29-2003, 12:19 PM
Mary definitely needs more credit if she did write it but everytime I've seen it, it's been by "unknown." Even on lizzie west's website mary is not credited unless she is the "poet unknown."

I't's one of my favorite poems though.

Lord Malakite
04-29-2003, 08:18 PM
Interesting poem. I like it.

I am Jabba the Hutt
04-30-2003, 06:38 PM
I know that in U.S. Special Forces Memorials, they've used that. I guess it's nice cause it gives comfort to loved ones.

05-12-2003, 09:55 PM