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Can you see these words in motion?
I recently discovered this famous poem when someone asked about it. I'd never heard it before.
I like to imagine that it gives some comfort to any of us managing loss and grief.
Whether or not it is true, I feel it seems generous and loving, giving great consolation.
This link at Wikipedia says that Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep was written in the 1930's. There is more background info there, too.
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.
Mary Elizabeth Clark Frye