Mary Elizabeth Frye
|Mary Elizabeth Frye|
|Born||Mary Elizabeth Clark
November 13, 1905
|Died||September 15, 2004
She was orphaned at the age of three and moved to Baltimore when she was twelve. She was an avid reader with a remarkable memory. In 1927 she married Claud Frye, who ran a clothing business, while she grew and sold flowers. The poem for which she became famous was originally composed on a brown paper shopping bag. Because people liked her twelve-line, untitled verse, she made many copies and circulated them privately. She never published or copyrighted the poem.
- "Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep". The HyperTexts.
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