A Poem by e. e. cummings

As I have mentioned previously in my posts that include poetry by others. Every now and again I post a favorite poem or two for your reading pleasure. I also encourage my readers to buy a book of poetry if they like the writer’s work. In the case of e. e. cummings, I suggest either No Thanks (1935) or 95 Poems (1958), copies of which I myself own.

i thank you God for most this amazing…

e.e. cummings

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 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)

Do you have any favorite poets or poems you would like see posted? Just let me know. If you have a poem you have written, I would be glad to post it as well.

One thought on “A Poem by e. e. cummings

  1. I really can’t stand that leaping greenly poem of Cummings’.

    On the other hand there are few lines in literature as good as “how do you like your blueeyed boy Mister Death.”

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