Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep is a poem written in 1932 by Mary Elizabeth Frye . Although the origin of the poem was disputed until later in her life, Mary Frye's authorship was confirmed in 1998 after research by Abigail Van Buren , a newspaper columnist. [ 1 ] [ edit ] Full text The "definitive version", as published by The Times and The Sunday Times in Frye's obituary, 5 November 2004: [ 2 ]
Poetry (from the Greek poiesis — ποίησις — with a broad meaning of a "making", seen also in such terms as " hemo poiesis "; more narrowly, the making of poetry) is a form of literary art which uses aesthetic and rhythmic [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ] qualities of language —such as phonaesthetics , sound symbolism , and metre —to evoke meanings in addition to, or in place of, the prosaic ostensible meaning . Poetry has a long history , dating back to the Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh . Early poems evolved from folk songs such as the Chinese Shijing , or from a need to retell oral epics, as with the Sanskrit Vedas , Zoroastrian Gathas , and the Homeric epics, the Iliad and the Odyssey .
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