For Tess Gallagher | Ray Carver


Patricia Larkin Green, Hummingbird



For Tess

Suppose I say summer,
write the word “hummingbird”,
put it in an envelope,
take it down the hill
to the box. When you open
my letter you will recall
those days and how much,
just how much i love you



Raymond Carver 
* written to his partner Tess Gallagher,
when he knew he was dying



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  1. Les Paul & Mary Ford / Hummingbird / 1955
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zumOIWrGgSI


    Hummingbird, hummingbird should be your name
    Too restless to settle, too wild to tame
    Hummingbird, hummingbird should be your name

    Hummingbird, hummingbird winging along
    No tender young blossom can hold you for long

    You'd hug me and kiss me like others I've known
    You'd promise to love me and call me your own
    Then all of my dreams would be shattered apart
    By the hum hum of your hummingbird heart

    Hummingbird, hummingbird, feathered so fine
    If I clipped your wings it would not make you mine
    Hummingbird, hummingbird, feathered so fine

    Hummingbird, hummingbird, fly right on by
    Some folks like to gamble, but darling not I

    I'd rather be lonely, I'd rather be blue
    Yes, I'd rather spend my whole life without you
    Then feather a nest to be shattered apart
    By the hum hum of your hummingbird heart

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