Mary Elizabeth Frye
13 November, 1905 - 15 September 2004
Mary Elizabeth Frye was an American poet and housewife, born in 1905 in Baltimore, Maryland. She is best known for her poem "Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep," a comforting and uplifting meditation on death and the afterlife. Frye wrote the poem in 1932 and it has since become one of the most widely read and shared poems of the 20th century. Although she wrote only a small number of poems, Frye's work has had a lasting impact and continues to bring comfort and inspiration to people around the world.