Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesPoetry · 3 weeks ago

What do you think about this poem?

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.

9 Answers

  • Cogito
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago
    Best answer

    It's one of my favourites.  It can mean a great deal to the bereaved.

  • 6 days ago

    You should edit the lines with "I am" in front.

  • 3 weeks ago

    This poem is one of my favourite poems.

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    Yes, I've seen it a million times before. The technical literary term for it is "glurge."

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  • denise
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    I think its thoughtful and poignant.

  • 3 weeks ago

    Whatever it's literary merits may be, it's utterly wrong about the fate of the soul. It sounds like the author had abandoned all hope in God's promises, and all fear of judgement, and could fall back on nothing in their place except vague, baseless platitudes.

    • Tina
      Lv 7
      2 weeks agoReport

      Can I suggest that a bereaved person might find comfort in it. Don't talk to people about God's promises and certainly not the fear of judgement when they've just lost someone unless you're quite sure they share your views.

    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    i am i am i am i am i am i am i am i am i am i am i am i am i am i am i am i am i am i am i am ...its a bit repetitive

    • Tina
      Lv 7
      3 weeks agoReport

      Often repetition is part of poetry

  • audrey
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    It's very sad and it makes me cry.

    • Brad
      Lv 4
      3 weeks agoReport

      I cried the first time I read it.

  • Mark
    Lv 5
    3 weeks ago

    An oldie, but a goodie.

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