my occasional musings on life, love, art, perfume ... what else is there?

3.20.2008

It's Spring!

since feeling is first

since feeling is first
who pays any attention
to the syntax of things
will never wholly kiss you;

wholly to be a fool
while Spring is in the world


my blood approves,
and kisses are a far better fate
than wisdom
lady i swear by all flowers. Don't cry
--the best gesture of my brain is less than
your eyelids' flutter which says

we are for eachother: then
laugh, leaning back in my arms
for life's not a paragraph

And death i think is no parenthesis

e.e. cummings

3 Comments:

Blogger benvenuta said...

I love that poem. Amazing, amazing.

8:49 AM

 
Blogger ariel said...

I love it, too. Funny, though, he swears by all flowers, flowers fade away fast, don't they? Not one lives to see the next Spring.

Romeo might have been an idiot but Julia was such a brave young woman, so much wiser than her age.

10:27 AM

 
Blogger Doug said...

Nor is poetry punctuation, as he proved.

8:19 AM

 

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