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Today's quote:

Monday, August 11, 2014

In Memoriam Noel Butler



NOEL



* 28 October 1920
† 11 August 1995


Noel Butler at Wewak, Christmas 1975




Do not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not there. I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn's rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.


Noel's war service in the 42nd Battalion and his war grave at the Bundaberg Cemetery.