Thursday, 25 October 2012

Do not stand ...

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 sunlight 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 circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.
Mary Elizabeth Frye
Years ago, when you couldn't just look things up on the internet, I used to have a little notebook where I copied down my favourite poems. This week's challenge at CD Sunday (Poetry Corner) made me think of revisiting this idea, but this time with all the advantages of digital crafting.  
This is probably the most digital project I've ever done - it was all made in Craft Artist, printed off and stuck onto some 8 x8 cardstock.
The photo is of my parents, who died in 2001 (dad) and earlier this year (mum), and I know that, like me, many people find this poem very touching.
As well as CD Sunday, I'd also like to enter this for the 'anything but a card in autumn colours' challenge at Quirky Crafts.



Spyder said...

This is lovely and one reason why we chose to have an any thing but a card challenge. Thank you so much for joining Quirky Crafts, hope to see you again.

Beryl said...

This is lovely Marina. I find the words of this poem comforting - knowing that people live on in out hearts.
Thank you for sharing it with us at CD Sunday.
Beryl xx
CD Sunday DT

Jocelyn said...

A lovely idea Marina and a very special keepsake.
Jocelyn x
CD Sunday DT

Carol said...

Beautiful poem. My Mother had a calligraphy copy of this in a frame after my Father died. It was a great comfort to her. Beautiful colours too.
Thank you for joining in with us at CD Sunday.
CD Sunday DT

Margarets designer cards said...

I have heard this poem read at a funeral and its a very moving poem, your card is a beautiful tribute to your parents well done

sue-b said...

This is a very moving poem Marina, and as you say it means so much for many of us. Thank you for Joining us at CD Sunday this week
sue-b xx
CD Sunday DT

Christine said...

A moving poem Marina and it brings back memories of my parents. Your card is beautiful and I love the colours. Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday this week.
Christine x
CD Sunday DT

starcyl said...

A very special page with a truly moving poem which I think we can all relate to.
Thank you for sharing this with us at CD Sunday and I hope you display your page as it needs to be seen.
Jenny x
CD Sunday DT

Caro said...

This is so beautiful and I love that poem. Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog