Monday, September 22, 2008

I am not there...

It may seem to odd to learn a new poem courtesy of an episode of 'Desperate Housewives', then again, maybe not!
I share with you here the Eulogy Mrs. Mclusky spontaneously gave her beloved friend Ida. I know I've come across this poem before, but cannot remember who wrote it. If anybody knows, please enlighten us...

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there, I do not sleep
I am the thousand winds that blow
I am the diamond glints of snow
I am the sunlight on ripened grain
I am the gentle autumn’s rain
Do not stand at my grave and cry
I am not there, I did not die…


Baghdadgirl said...

I cannot take credit for 'knowing' this poem, as i too have heard it before but did not really know of it's origin, but a few clicks later and here is all you wanna know...

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am in a thousand winds that blow,
I am the softly falling snow.
I am the gentle showers of rain,
I am the fields of ripening grain.
I am in the morning hush,
I am in the graceful rush
Of beautiful birds in circling flight,
I am the starshine of the night.
I am in the flowers that bloom,
I am in a quiet room.
I am in the birds that sing,
I am in each lovely thing.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there. I do not die.

Jaleela said...

Thank you baghdadgirl!

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