August 24th, 2012

e. e. cummings - i thank You God for most this amazing (day)


I love this!

i thank You God for most this amazing
day:for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything
which is natural which is infinite which is yes

(i who have died am alive again today,
and this is the sun's birthday; this is the birth
day of life and of love and wings: and of the gay
great happening illimitably earth)

how should tasting touching hearing seeing
breathing any--lifted from the no
of all nothing--human merely being
doubt unimaginable You?

(now the ears of my ears awake and
now the eyes of my eyes are opened)


-- from E.E. Cummings: Complete Poems 1904-1962, by e. e. cummings


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e. e. cummings - may my heart always be open to little (birds)



....and this:




may my heart always be open to little
birds who are the secrets of living
whatever they sing is better than to know
and if men should not hear them men are old

may my mind stroll about hungry
and fearless and thirsty and supple
and even if it's sunday may i be wrong
for whenever men are right they are not young

and may myself do nothing usefully
and love yourself so more than truly
there's never been quite such a fool who could fail
pulling all the sky over him with one smile


-- from E.E. Cummings: Complete Poems 1904-1962, by e. e. cummings
Poetry Chaikhana | e. e. cummings - may my heart always be open to little