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Originally published March 18, 2014, on Tumblr.

An astounding still-life from Meri. Perfect. Got it all.

i carry your heart with me (i carry it in
my heart ) i am never without it (anywhere
i go you go,my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
                                                      i fear
no fate (for you are my fate,my sweet) i want
no world (for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you
here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)
         —e.e. cummings

I think one of the greatest ballads of all time is in order.

Inside by Jobriath

Outside of my window
The rain’s fallin’ down
It’s fallin’ so close it’s chill is near yet far
Away
And the splash of the busy wheels
The thunder of the mourning
Fade to silence in a distant dream that carried me
Away
Outside
The little yellow raincoats running in the rain
Beckon, how they beckon with their sweet refrain
Their gentle laughter
Outside
Those fools that don’t know ‘nough to come in out of the rain
Would you know they would if they could just remain
Inside
Inside with someone like you
Outside
Poor fools that don’t know ‘nough to come in out of the rain
Would they know they would if they could just remain
Inside
Inside with someone like you