She lived alone, and few could know when Lucy ceased to be;
But she is in her grave, and oh! The difference to me.
A slumber did my spirit seal – I had no human fears.
She seemed a thing that could not feel the touch of earthly years.
No motion has she now, no force; she neither hears nor sees –
Rolled round in earth’s diurnal course with rocks, and stones, and trees.
This is a companion piece to the blog entry I’ve just made for NaNo London. If you’re not interested in NaNoWriMo, there’s probably not a lot here of interest. But if you’re interested in how I find inspiration in music and elsewhere, read on…