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Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep



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This poem by Mary Elizabeth Fry has had many detractors and several people laying claim to authorship, it took almost all of Fry's life to be recognized as the author.
My treatment has been called creepy by some, this was never my intent, if you read the poem you can see that it is a comforting piece for those who are grieving the loss of a friend or loved one...
I have not used the whole poem, I cannot remember why I did not LOL

Hope yu will give it a try..

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Poem Mary Elizabeth Fry (public domain)
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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 in a thousand winds that blow,
I am the softly falling snow.
I am the gentle showers of rain,
I am the fields of ripening grain.
I am in the morning hush,
I am in the graceful rush Of beautiful birds in circling flight,
I am the starshine of the night.
I am in the flowers that bloom,
I am in a quiet room.
I am in the birds that sing,
I am in each lovely thing.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there. I do not die.

Mary Elizabeth Frye
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Uploaded: Jun 20, 2009 - 12:22:21 PM
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Feter said 3649 days ago (June 20th, 2009)
Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
I dunno....it hold alot of sadness some dark and it is a dark subject...
Ghostly reading ...this is a fine work and production ...very nice
film score ...thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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awigze said 3649 days ago (June 20th, 2009)
It's the minor key treatment that creates a somber nearly creepy feeling- the words stand alone and create a comforting for the reader... the rememberer of lost ones. I wonder how the feelings would be changed if it were a traditional fast tempo bluegrass tune... with all that said, nice production and a very thoughtful work.
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davisamerica said 3649 days ago (June 20th, 2009)
Death is never comfortable
for the living now is it? Really interesting take Dave and darn nice production. Very nicely executed project indeed.
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michaeljayklein said 3649 days ago (June 20th, 2009)
This was outstanding
Nothing creepy about this at all Dave--in fact, I was taken with the arabesque flavor, which works extremely well with the poetry. This is a very fine track and you did a great job! Michael
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Outtaorbit said 3648 days ago (June 21st, 2009)
this is really mind blowing.....
Love the background.......nicely done
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Ex_Silentio said 3648 days ago (June 21st, 2009)
Fascinating spin. The voice fx gave it the appropriate sense of disembodiment, but not in a way that sounds heavenly ethereal. The words are delivered in too-forthright and emotionless manner. And the mix of voices is all too reminiscent of my favorite horror movies. THAT makes it sound creepy. Anyone who denies that it's creepy must be listening to something different. That being said, it's an incredible piece of work. The words are beautiful, and it's to your credit that the music completely overpowers their emotional tone. The ambiguity is intriguing.
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Moviz said 3628 days ago (July 11th, 2009)
Such a great
take on this very comforting poem........ I love the way you took it down another road and gave it an even more mystical feel........and I love the pictures you paint musically, cheers M
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