Sunday, July 31, 2005

Poem I Love

Theres this poem I came across ages ago: you all probably know it. I personally love it very much. Im not a 'poetry' person - I studied poetry a few years ago during O-Level, and it was fun and I aced the subject, but I lost interest. Anyway, this poem isnt that deep, I suppose, no hidden meanings and not many poetic devices, I just think its beautiful.

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 glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you wake in the morning 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 weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
(Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there, I did not die!)

Text by Mary Frye


Now apparently theres another version - I'm not sure how that works. Is it a song lyric or what? Strange indeed, if someone could explain to me how that works, I'd be grateful. Anyway, here it is:

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.

(3) I am the song that will never end.
I am the love of family and friend.
I am the child who has come to rest
In the arms of the Father who knows him best.

(4) When you see the sunset fair,
I am the scented evening air.
I am the joy of a task well done.
I am the glow of the setting sun.

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
(Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there, I did not die!)

text by Wilbur Skeels


The stuff in pink is by Wilbur Skeels. Oh, and apologies that its in pink, I cant seem to change that :s

Posted by illogicist at 4:40 AM

4 Comments

  1. Blogger Samyah posted at 7/31/2005 03:02:00 PM  
    Z the pink font wont show up, needs to be darker..
  2. Blogger illogicist posted at 8/01/2005 01:04:00 AM  
    Yeah...its true, you just cant read it. Try highlighting?
  3. Blogger Samyah posted at 8/02/2005 12:03:00 PM  
    I read the poem Z. I really liked the "I am ... " parts, very well written. Thanks for sharing.
  4. Anonymous Wilbur Skeels posted at 9/15/2006 07:12:00 PM  
    For the origins of this poem go to www.cantusquercus.com. Please note that the portion in pink is copyright.

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