So long sweet summerI stumbled upon you and gratefully basked in your raysSo long sweet slumberI fell into you now you’re gracefully falling awayHey thanksThanks for that summerIt’s cold where you’re goingI hope that your heart’s always warmI gave you the best that I hadYou passed on the letters and passed on the best that I hadSo, so long sweet summerI stumbled upon you and gratefully basked in your raysSo long sweet slumberI fell into you now you’re gracefully falling awayI hate the winter in Lexington

So long sweet summer
I stumbled upon you and gratefully basked in your rays
So long sweet slumber
I fell into you now you’re gracefully falling away

Hey thanks
Thanks for that summer
It’s cold where you’re going
I hope that your heart’s always warm
I gave you the best that I had
You passed on the letters and passed on the best that I had

So, so long sweet summer
I stumbled upon you and gratefully basked in your rays
So long sweet slumber
I fell into you now you’re gracefully falling away

I hate the winter in Lexington

Bringing home some lavender! I’ve really been wanting to plant some. I hope it lives. If it doesn’t I’m blaming it on the drought. #lowes

Bringing home some lavender! I’ve really been wanting to plant some. I hope it lives. If it doesn’t I’m blaming it on the drought. #lowes

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)