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

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.

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I like your poem
I think this a wonderful sonnet and would be of comfort to those that have lost a loved one.
What does the poet mean by these lines
What is transient is the body. Not the soul. After death the body is recycled into anything as per His mercy. Beautifully written flowing poem on an ever standing ever ruling truth.10++
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