Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Today's poem - into the strenuous briefness by e.e. cummings


into the strenuous briefness
by e.e. cummings

into the strenuous briefness
Life:
handorgans and April
darkness, friends

i charge laughing.
Into the hair-thin tints
of yellow dawn,
into the women-coloured twilight

i smilingly glide. I
into the big vermilion departure
swim, sayingly;

(Do you think?) the
i do, world
is probably made
of roses & hello:

(of solongs and, ashes)

3 comments:

  1. Hmmm, Nan,that made me have goosebumps!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I adore Cummings, and this is especially nice!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Thank you both so much for commenting. I've loved him since I was a girl, and spent quite a few years just writing in small letters in homage. :<)

    ReplyDelete

Now that I am a grandmother, it seems that I am often late in replying to your most-appreciated comments. But I read them as soon as they come in, and I will write as soon as I can. Please do come back and check. I love these blogging conversations.
Also, you may comment on any post, no matter how old, and I will see it.