like heavy raindrops against my bedroom window

an image described to the reader’s delight

“shocking fuzz of your electric fur”

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)

This is one of the first poems (e.e. cummings) that made an impact on me.  I remember reading it around the time of 033008fordmadoxbrown.jpgCarlyle, who talked about the Everlasting Yea and No.  Since that was a time of sincere and profound spiritual seeking in my life, these artists made impressions.

But whose heart does not leap at the “blue true dream of sky”?

art:  Ford Madox Brown


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