Sunday, May 25, 2008

Memorial Day Tribute

Honoring those who have fallen for our country and especially in memory of my father-in-law who served in the Air Force including several years in Viet Nam, here is one of my favorite poems:

Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep - Mary Frye (1932)

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.

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