second sunday of easter


I thank You God for this most 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)

e.e. cummings
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Lovely!! I'm not a true poetry fan, in the sense of actually seeking out poetry to read, but I've liked every e.e. cummings poem I've ever come across. This one is new to me, as is the religious element--I didn't know he was a believer! Very beautiful, and a lovely reflection for the Easter season.
I'm beginning to really appreciate e.e. cummings--when I first started reading him, the lack of 'proper' grammar/punctuation/syntax really bugged me. This is the first religious poem by him that I've come across, although as he wrote thousands and I've read only a dozen or so, that doesn't mean much.

Edited at 2009-04-20 11:34 am (UTC)