Tuesday, August 30, 2011

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 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 each other:then
laugh,leaning back in my arms
for life's not a paragraph

And death i think is no parenthesis
~e e cummings


  1. This is my second favorite poem of all time. (My first fave is cummings' "somewhere i have never travelled".) <3

    I hope everything's still on the up-and-up with your health! Much love.

  2. That's so funny, because "somewhere I have never traveled" is MY second favorite e e cummings poem. Great minds think alike :)


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