Daphne (2000-2017)


 
What do you think has become of the [animals we’ve loved]? . . .
They are alive and well somewhere,
The smallest sprout shows there is really no death . . .
 
All goes onward and outward, nothing collapses,
And to die is different from what any one supposed, and
luckier.

 
“Song of Myself”
Walt Whitman