Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

A Friend Has Left Me

Mt. Rainier, Washington State.
Photograph by Pastoret.

Do not stand at my grave and forever 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’s 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 forever cry.
I am not there. I did not die.

— Anonymous




  1. #1 Torris
    January 29, 2006

    I’m sorry for your loss.

  2. #2 Dawn
    January 29, 2006

    Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
    love leaves a memory no one can steal.

    ~From a headstone in Ireland

  3. #3 biosparite
    January 30, 2006

    I’m very sorry to hear you lost a friend.

  4. #4 Tabor
    January 30, 2006

    Oh, Hedwig, my dear, your blogging neighborhood is bringing by virtual casseroles, virtual hugs and pats on the back and virtual love.

  5. #5 GrrlScientist
    January 31, 2006

    thanks everyone. i appreciate your kindness. i treasure every friend i have, and losing one is a terrible thing.

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