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Hopi Prayer

by Olivia Fierro

azfamily.com

Posted on September 11, 2009 at 7:40 PM

In addition to the lovely poem read at the Cox- Bowerbank memorial, I'd also like to post another sent by a viewer. This one is a familiar one, it was part of the services for fallen soldier, Lori Ann Piestewa, killed in Iraq. It is the Hopi prayer, and is a beautiful sentiment.


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.

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