Thursday, September 4, 2008

i am loving...

ee cummings. his form is so expressive, free and beautiful. his conceptual understanding of love is so wonderful and oft times quite poignant. i fervently wish i had a gift so incredible. i obviously enjoyed "i carry your heart with me" so much that i made it a permanent fixture on the blog. here is another one of his brilliant works that i completely adore:

somewhere i have travelled,glady beyond
 
somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond
any experience,your eyes have their silence:
in your most frail gesture are things which enclose me,
or which i cannot touch because they are too near
 
your slightest look will easily unclose me
though i have closed myself as fingers,
you open always petal by petal myself as Spring opens
(touching skilfully,mysteriously)her first rose
 
or if your wish be to close me, i and
my life will shut very beautifully ,suddenly,
as when the heart of this flower imagines
the snow carefully everywhere descending;
nothing which we are to perceive in this world equals
the power of your intense fragility:whose texture
compels me with the color of its countries,
rendering death and forever with each breathing
 
(i do not know what it is about you that closes
and opens;only something in me understands
the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses)
nobody,not even the rain,has such small hands


Enjoy.


A pic from the honeymoon that makes me happy

3 comments:

Kenna said...

First off, love the item of the day. I wish I could have it. I wish I could FIT into it.

Next, I see why you love EE Cummings. If someone asked me what I thought love was, or to describe it, I would have them look up some of his works. I love that there are people out there who are able to voice what I'm feeling. Saves me some energy.

Yes. I am THAT lazy.

Shannon & Ryan said...

Sigh. Love E.E. Cummings, also. Oh, melt my heart with that last line; this is one of the only poems in the world that can talk about roses and not be cliche. I think I shall go check e.e. out of the library...

Chelsea said...

Oh the sweet insider honeymoon pictures-gotta love them! Thanks for finding my blog and officially welcoming me. I plan on being a regular...