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 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, 1950
We had a nice relaxing time with Mama Rote’s side of the family last week in east TN/north GA, enjoying the water and “the leaping greenly spirits of trees and a blue true dream of sky.” (And also, eating.) I hope we’ll be able to get back soon! And I hope you had a nice Labor Day weekend, inhaling the last sweet breaths of summer.
P.S. Listen here to e.e. cummings reading the above poem aloud. Very cool.