Joan Cotleur

1928-2000

Indian Prayer

Do not stand on my grave and weep,

I am not there

I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow,

I am the diamond glint on snow.

I am the sunlight on ripened grain,

I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you wake in morning hush,

I am the swift uplifting rush

of quiet birds in circling flight.

I am the soft starlight at night.

Do not stand on my grave and cry,

I am not there

I did not die.

Joan passed away October 21, 2001 after a long battle with cancer. She selected the Indian Prayer to be on her remberence cards. The following are a few of her favorite pictures she selected to be displayed.
Brandywine Falls September, 1998
Hemeracallis 1997
Rose & Bud at Schefly Gardens 1998
Butterfly on flowers. Butterfly World, 1998