I thought of you as my Mountaintop;
Thought of You as my peak.
Thought of you as Everything,
I had But couldn’t keep.
Linger on, Your pale blue eyes.
If I could make the world as Pure
And Strange as what I see,
I’d put you In the mirror
I put in front of Me.
Linger On, Your Pale Blue Eyes.
Laura Gilpin Photographs:
Upper, Laura and Turkeys, Autochrome, ca. 1913-15;
Lower, The Moon of the Red Gods, 1922.
Pale Blue Eyes: Velvet Underground (Link)