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Poem for the day - e. e. cummings

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

DH and I are going to some friends' home for Thanksgiving - I'm in charge of dessert, DH is in charge of a T-day prayer/reading. It's an ecumenical group, so it needs to be either non-denominational, or interfaith. DH and I were talking last night about what he might read, he said he wants each person to say what they're thankful for. So I shared this with him, my all-time favorite e. e. cummings poem - and he wants me to read it as my part of the T-day prayer.

Here it is, today's poetry moment:

i thank You God for most this amazing
day: for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and a blue 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 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)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
WATERMELLEN 11/12/2009 8:28PM

    I carry you in my heart . ..

another cumming fave

But this is the one I think about in February and especially that first day of fuzzy green leaves in May!

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PHEBESS 11/11/2009 8:52AM

    I'll try to post more poetry - I've always loved poems.

Did you see the new Levi's "Go Forth" commercial? I don't know who wrote that poem in the new one - maybe Allan Ginsberg? Very choppy, short sentence fragments - but very not e. e. cummings.

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JLPNURSE 11/11/2009 7:06AM

    Beautiful and appropriate.

Makes me wish I remember more of my poetry

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TARABEAR 11/10/2009 4:53PM

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LSCHULER72 11/10/2009 10:40AM

    Beautiful! I love it! Thanks for sharing.

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CINDYHOUGHTON 11/10/2009 8:56AM

    I have laways loved e e ecummings!

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