"Autumn Rain"

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's gilt 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 cry;
I am not there.
I did not die.