But mostly I just stand in the dark field,
in the middle of the world, breathing

Mary Oliver, from ”What Is There Beyond Knowing,New and Selected Poems, Volume 2 (Beacon Press, 2005)

I am nothing but words,
       just a shape
              of dreams or night.

Euripides, Herakles, translated by Anne Carson in Grief Lessons (NYRB Classics, 2006)