This picture is one of the views from the place I work. This was taken late in the day so it doesn't even do it justice. I just can't seem to get a picture that captures the view properly. I thought this stunning view would go well with the poem I chose for this week. I've been sitting on it because I haven't felt it in my bones the way I would have liked when it was time to share a poem.
I love (LOVE!!) this poem because of its sheer exuberance. I love e.e.cummings' work because of the way he uses words and punctuation. His work is written the way thoughts run through your head. When I first met this poem I only read the first stanza. I loved it so much on its own because it captures how I feel sometimes when I come across a view or a certain colour of sunlight - the kind that makes you believe that there simply has to be a Creator of some kind. Once I read the whole poem I loved it in a different way. There is a real energy of gratitude and love for the day in this poem. I love the running, tripping, loving, zestful joy that is present in his words.
I hope for us all that we can experience this kind of appreciation for our world and our days as much as possible!!
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 ilimitably 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)