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I'm trying to find a poem

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FilledSoda Sat 08-Apr-17 11:54:29

for someone close who lost her partner.
We were talking about them not really being gone as though they are just behind a veil.
I want to find the poem I got that image from.
I think it's about not grieving too much because I haven't gone far away, I'm just behind the veil.
I just can't think what it was called or how I stumbled across it.
Google is suggesting lots of similar things but I would know it if I saw it.

thebakerwithboobs Sat 08-Apr-17 12:12:44


Babymamamama Sat 08-Apr-17 12:26:43

It might be "Do not stand by my grave and weap"by Mary Elizabeth Fry. That one always touches me.

FilledSoda Sat 08-Apr-17 18:11:13

thank you for those suggestions, they are both lovely and I'll make a note of them.
I'm beginning to wonder if I dreamt the mystery one.

Floggingmolly Sat 08-Apr-17 18:14:53

Any good?

coxsorangepippin Sat 08-Apr-17 18:21:18

thebaker (love your name!) that really sounds different to Emily Dickinson and more modern... hmm...

Google says Colleen Hitchcock!

FilledSoda Sun 09-Apr-17 18:44:53

Molly , that's it !
I'm so grateful, thank you.
My mother and I are tentatively trying to rebuild a relationship of sorts after a long estrangement.
My poor Dad died last week .
I had tried to recall this poem and promised I would find it for her.
Mumsnetters rock

Floggingmolly Sun 09-Apr-17 18:57:53

Ah, I'm glad. Sorry about your Dad flowers

UsedToBeAPaxmanFan Sun 09-Apr-17 19:01:38

I'm sorry about your dad.

I realise that you've found the poem you were looking for, but this one has a similar sentiment and is a favourite of mine. It might give your mum some comfort

FilledSoda Sun 09-Apr-17 20:37:42

thank you Paxman, I find great comfort in that and I'm sure DM will too

coxsorangepippin Sun 09-Apr-17 21:20:42

So nice to see it's been found.

Sorry about your dad, and good luck rebuilding things with your mum.

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