I had thought that a body could as well
live without a soul
as me without you,
Basil, beloved servant of Christ;
but you're gone and I remain.
What'll become of us?
Will you not set me, when I arise,
there with you in the choir of the blessed?
No, don''t leave me: I swear by my grave
I won't leave yours, not willingly.
You have Gregory's word.
~ St Gregory