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American    1905-2004   
Mary Elizabeth Frye was a Baltimore housewife and florist, best known as the author of the poem "Do not stand at my grave and weep". She was born Mary Elizabeth Clark in Dayton, Ohio, and was orphaned at the age of three. She married Claud Frye in 1927. The identity ... Read more
Mary Elizabeth Frye was a Baltimore housewife and florist, best known as the author of the poem "Do not stand at my grave and weep". She was born Mary Elizabeth Clark in Dayton, Ohio, and was orphaned at the age of three. She married Claud Frye in 1927. The identity ... Read more

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 awake in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft star-shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry..
I am not there. I did not die.

 
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