Thursday, June 19, 2008

e.e. cummings

I have rediscovered e.e. cummings and I am in love all over again. So once a week I will have e.e.cummings day and post a poem. We start today :-). I also want to thank all of you for your lovely prayers and thoughts for my brother J. They believe he had a blood clot and they can find no more, so they are releasing him this afternoon from the hospital. They still don't know what caused it and that for me is the scary part, but for the moment all is well. Have a wonderful Thursday and enjoy the poem. Photo is by Geraint Smith.

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


robin ann mcintosh said...

i love ee cummings, one of my all time favorite writers (poets). great blog!

Sizzle said...

e.e. is my top favorite poet. I love this one.

Em said...

I'm happy to hear your brother was released from the hospital. Not knowing is always scary. Cool picture.

sukipoet said...

Hope your brother continues to be on the road to recovery. What a scary things to happen. Light and prayers to you and your family.

Unknown said...

beautiful reading...err. what's cummings? Glad to know about your brother :D

happy weekend

Paula In Pinetop said...

Oh Annie ~ this is lovely and I'm so glad to have met you and call you my friend even though we have never met.

Glad your brother is doing ok. That stuff is so scary.

Hug your babies and give thanks for the day.

You are such a sugar cube!!

Annie Coe said...

Thanks everyone for your sweet comments and Paula you are a sugar cube yourself-you all are :-).