Tuesday, October 18, 2011

e.e. cummings, "i thank You God for most this amazing"

i thank You God for most this 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—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, from "XAIPE"


becky said...

Another bit of poetry for enlightenment today!! Thanks, Susan.

Nancy said...

This is the second ee cummings quote I've seen posted today. Both have blessed and encouraged me deeply. Thanks for this.

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Bela poesia...Espectacular....

Dianne said...


S. Etole said...

the last two lines remind me of something Jesus said about having ears to hear and eyes to see ...

natsumi nishizumi said...

Beautiful photo and quote! Thank you for sharing!

Teri said...

Absolutely love e.e.cummings! I had forgotten this poem and so glad that you posted it. It helps remind us to be grateful for everything we are given.

Kay L. Davies said...

So much rich green in your photo, Leslie, with tiny specks of brilliant blue. I enlarged it so I could get a better look.
Isn't it interesting how cummings chose to capitalize the words referring to God, but referred to himself with a lowercase "i"? Significant.

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

rebecca said...

oh i do love e.e. so.
but not as much as i love you!
thanks for your loving support today.

Tracy said...

Poem... another word for prayer, maybe? I love this one... Thank for this moment, Leslie ((HUGS))

Loree said...

Beautiful words. That scene looks so serene. A great place to go and just be.

Beth said...

Love the photo--serenity.
Needin it huh? Me too.

deb colarossi said...

You are a wonder.
You know that don't you ?

praying always for comfort for you. always.