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Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep - Author Unknown

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Isis
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0 posted 06-08-2000 09:25 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

This is a well known poem written by an unknown soldier who died from wounds in battle, it was found on his body.  I love it and it has helped a little when I've lost a loved one.  Just wanted to share it with you all..  Print it out, have it on file..

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
For we never really die....


 I'll tell you this...... No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.....
~Isis~
(Goddess - Sovereign of the Spirit)


© Copyright 2000 Isis - All Rights Reserved
SpitFire
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1 posted 06-08-2000 09:53 PM       View Profile for SpitFire   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SpitFire

~Oh Isis,...thank you for posting this.  I will and am going to print this.  I think it's helpful like you said to think of this at difficult times...when dealing with such a thing...which is inevitable.  So, thank you because during these painful times any bit helps....this is such a great expression....great thought...whomever the author is. God Bless him.  Take care Isis...thanks again.
Isis
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2 posted 06-08-2000 09:57 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

Oh Spitfire so glad you liked it.  I was grieving and a friend gave me the poem in a lovely little book, just that poem.  Now I print it out and decorate it up in my print classic and send it in the mail along with the sympathy card.  Christians, Jehovah whatever, may not actually agree with the theory, but still love it as a comforting thought.  Then somehow the death seems to have a little more purpose, our loved one is part of the beauty in this world, as they were a beautiful part of our lives previously.
So pleased you like it  

 I'll tell you this...... No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.....
~Isis~
(Goddess - Sovereign of the Spirit)




[This message has been edited by Isis (edited 06-08-2000).]
LeeAnne Dk
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3 posted 06-09-2000 04:40 AM       View Profile for LeeAnne Dk   Email LeeAnne Dk   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LeeAnne Dk

This is so beautiful.....I am defintely printing this...
EagleOne
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4 posted 06-09-2000 05:39 AM       View Profile for EagleOne   Email EagleOne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for EagleOne

Isis..I had not seen this work before. I thankyou for sharing it with us, it is an amazing work, thankyou again!

 God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me. ~Unknown


amazon_lover
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5 posted 06-09-2000 10:43 AM       View Profile for amazon_lover   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for amazon_lover

great work Isis..death does not mean souls die too..they live forever.
A_L
Isis
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6 posted 06-09-2000 06:30 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

Glad you all liked it so much, definitely a keeper  

 I'll tell you this...... No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.....
~Isis~
(Goddess - Sovereign of the Spirit)


fractal007
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7 posted 06-11-2000 03:56 AM       View Profile for fractal007   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for fractal007

Back again, lol, sorry for my being missing, anyone who missed me.

I loved this poem!  I have that title in the back of my mind.  I recall hearing it somewhere, but I just can't put my finger on it!  

Don't you just had that?!?!

But, yes, this was a magnificent poem, and who wrote it is unimportant.  About the matter of authorship, I personally believe that a poem is meant to be explored and experienced, not to be disected and cut up.

Of course, I'm still in highschool and have not yet experienced the so-called Real World, which everyone tells me is hell, yet....
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