Departure

It’s little I care what path I take,
And where it leads it’s little I care;
But out of this house, lest my heart break,
I must go, and off somewhere.

It’s little I know what’s in my heart,
What’s in my mind it’s little I know,
But there’s that in me must up and start,
And it’s little I care where my feet go.

—from Departure, Edna St. Vincent Millay

20 November 2014

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10 thoughts on “Departure

  1. Dearest Nat, I wanted to make every minute of being with you, possibly, for the last time, a happy treasure that both of us will remember. Forgive me if I am an old “coot” sometimes, complaining and whining about 77 year–old aches and pains… the lyrics of this song comes to mind… It’s “my song” just now… 🙂
    This ole house once knew his children
    This ole house once knew his wife
    This ole house was home and comfort
    As they fought the storms of life
    This old house once rang with laughter
    This old house heard many shouts
    Now he trembles in the darkness
    When the lightnin’ walks about
    This ole house is a-gettin’ shaky
    This ole house is a-gettin’ old
    This ole house lets in the rain
    This ole house lets in the cold
    On his knees I’m gettin’ chilly
    But he feels no fear nor pain
    ‘Cause he see an angel peekin’
    Through a broken windowpane
    Popularized by Rosemary Clooney
    Loving you…

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  2. Nat, one touching poem from the heart deserves another:

    “Sunset and evening star
       And one clear call for me!
    And may there be no moaning of the bar,
       When I put out to sea,
    **************************************************
    Twilight and evening bell,
       And after that the dark!
    And may there be no sadness of farewell,
       When I embark;”
    **************************************************
    Alfred, Lord Tennyson

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