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may my heart always be open to little

by e. e. cummings


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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
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amaebi
Apr. 9th, 2012 01:02 am (UTC)
Okay, I have to use this as a second poetry post on fb. I was not satisfied with my first. :)
bardcat
Apr. 9th, 2012 01:04 am (UTC)
one of the two poems i carry around with me all the time.
bobby1933
Apr. 9th, 2012 02:32 am (UTC)
I was not familiar with it until today. It is a good one, isn't it?
sabrinamari
Apr. 9th, 2012 01:55 am (UTC)
soothing wonderful beautiful...
madman101
Apr. 9th, 2012 03:34 am (UTC)
absolutely wonderful!
abendstille
Apr. 9th, 2012 04:26 am (UTC)
thanks for posting this, Bobby! e.e.cummings love poems are so beautiful in my eyes!
cathy_edgett
Apr. 9th, 2012 03:08 pm (UTC)
A beautiful poem. I didn't know this one.

"there's never been quite such a fool who could fail
pulling all the sky over him with one smile".


Wow!
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