Words of Comfort For Sympathy

The following Words of Comfort For Sympathy, a poem, are at once deep and full of heartfelt loss for the life of a person passed...

and a celebration of the life they lived.

I've heard it read and recited on many occasions...usually at funeral services. It has always been a source of comfort during sad times while simultaneously making me feel a deeper connection with the person being honored.

I hope you find it helpful in comforting friends and relatives during trying times, too. Here's the poem.

Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep
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!
Author unknown


This beautiful poem can be a source of comfort for a bereaved family as well as friends and acquaintances. It's equally appropriate as a poem printed in a funeral program, or read anytime afterwards at when reflected on the departed beloved one. You can get it at the link below if you like.

Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep

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