Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep

My mother Callie Sue Tilghman Mulkey passed away yesterday at the age of 88. Below is a poem that I shared last night at an impromptu gathering of our clan.

Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep
by Mary Elizabeth Frye

Mom at our wedding 14 years ago.

Mom at our wedding 14 years ago.

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 sun 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 circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

 

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  • Barbara "Bo" Nicholson

    Beautiful statement! Thanks for sharing.

  • sister donna marie

    Dear Bruce,

    I was sorry to learn of your mother’s death. Trust that I I hold you in prayer.

    Sister Donna Marie

  • Charles

    Beautiful reminder!