Poet Mary Elizabeth Frye


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a Baltimore housewife and florist, best known as the author of the poem "Do not stand at my grave and weep," written in 1932. She was born Mary Elizabeth Clark, and was orphaned at the age of three. In 1927 she married Claud Frye. The identity of the author of the poem was unknown until the late 1990s, when Frye revealed that she had written it. Her claim was later proven by Abigail Van Buren. Her poem was also used in one of the Norwegian protocols to express condolences after the 2011 Norway attacks.

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Poems written by Mary Elizabeth Frye


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Op, Alle Christne, Stemmer I

Nicolaj Frederik Severin Grundtvig

Op, alle Christne, stemmer i!
Om Christus vil vi sjunge,
Med Sjæl og Hjerte sjunge vi,
Alt som med Mund og Tunge,
Og prise Herrens Kiærlighed,
Som sendte os fra Himlen ned...

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Anne Killigrew

Anne Killigrew was an English poet. Born in London, Killigrew is perhaps best known as the subject of a famous elegy by the poet John Dryden entitled To The Pious Memory of the Accomplish'd Young Lady Mrs. Anne Killigrew (1686). She...

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