In fact I just remembered a very unusual dream I had not all that long ago. I love the Hendrix tune "Little Wing"
and had mentioned more than once to Delmy that if I should go before her, would she please see that about any or all versions that she can find of that song be played at a service?
But then I had this dream in which of all things it seemed that I had in fact died and a song version of cummings' "i carry your heart with me" (below) under a similar title and sung (!) by the late, great guitarist Michael Hedges
on his 1990 release Taproot
was being played, and I was listening to the words like I hadn't before and thinking of it from the perspective of the departed being carried in others' hearts...
Well, it was a kind of power dream, I think.
So now that's the other song I've asked Delmy to add for such an occasion.
The last 2 lines are particularly powerful, to me. The first couple of stanzas/verses are much more typical romantic stuff that I might take or leave, depending on the mood, but then it suddenly blooms into something much bigger, in the final one...
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)
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 the 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)