Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day


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 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.

Poem by Mary Frye, 1932.

 Photos of monuments were taken at Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum in Cincinnati, Ohio.



Wishing you a blessed Memorial Day.

10 comments:

  1. Thank you for both photos and poem.

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  2. A thoughtful sobering tribute to the impermance that dances all about us.

    A most magnificent arrangement of words all...yet for me these rise up:
    "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."

    Thanks Sharmon

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  3. I couldn't agree more and the photos just reinforce the poem!!

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  4. Beautiful photos and I love that poem. I have sent it to many friends in the past!! Beautiful post!!

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  5. beautiful Sharmon - I love that poem, and your photos interspersed through out were perfectly placed...

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  6. such beautiful wistful imagery and the words are beautiful too-- such a wonderful tribute to the cycle of life.

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