January 25, 2013

For My Dad

Today is the 4th anniversary of my dad's passing so I wanted to remember that with the poem, "Don't Stand at my Grave and Weep."  Miss you, dad, but I know a part of you is still with me. 

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 sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s 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 cry,
I am not there; I did not die.



  1. This is such a sweet poem! Thank you so much for sharing! (It's hits close to home since I lost my dad last year.)

    1. I hope it brings you some comfort like it has me, Tif! ((Hugs!))

  2. *hugs* I love this poem and it has brought me comfort as well. Hang on to all your good memories :)

  3. Oh that poem is lovely and comforting. I love it. As you know, we share this loss of our dads and I know that four years still feels like nothing, doesn't it? The loss comes home to hit you over and over again. Hugs to you.

  4. Awww *hug* I lost my dad two years ago in April.
    It still doesn't feel real.

    Thank you for sharing this.

    1. *Hug* back! It often doesn't seem real to me, too, even though it has been four years. Sometimes it feels too crazy to be true. He was so young and full of life.


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