I Don’t Really Have Words For This Now…

May 10, 2004

… but a year from now, I know I’ll be looking back and thinking this:

When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom’d,
And the great star early droop’d in the western sky in the night,
I mourn’d, and yet shall mourn with ever-returning spring.

Ever-returning spring, trinity sure to me you bring,
Lilac blooming perennial and drooping star in the west,
And thought of him I love.

[Walt Whitman, “When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d”, opening stanza]

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