Monday, February 23, 2009

Photo #23 (an an unassociated, but beautiful, poem)




As freedom is a breakfastfood

as freedom is a breakfastfood
or truth can live with right and wrong
or molehills are from mountains made
-long enough and just so long
will being pay the rent of seem
and genius please the talentgang
and water most encourage flame

as hatracks into peachtrees grow
or hopes dance best on bald men's hair
and every finger is a toe
and any courage is a fear
-long enough and just so long
will the impure think all things pure
and hornets wail by children stung

or as the seeing are the blind
and robins never welcome spring
nor flatfolk prove their world is round
nor dingsters die at break of dong
and common's rare and millstones float
-long enough and just so long
tomorrow will not be too late

worms are the words but joy's the voice
down shall go which and up come who
breasts will be breasts and thighs will be thighs
deeds cannot dream what dreams can do
-time is a tree (this life one leaf)
but love is the sky and i am for you
just so long and long enough

ee cummings

2 comments:

Georgia B. said...

i was just reading ee cummings yesterday.
i have never read much from him.
i almost bought the book i was looking through over tea at the bookstore.

maybe next time.

i had not seen this one.
i like it very much.

and i love your photo, too.

alyssa writes loudly said...

i loooove this poem! i completely forgot about ee cummings and how much i love her (i think it's a her?).

i thought the picture said pray here at first. that's funny :)
haha, and my word i have to spell out below is supched, which looks like sup char.

haha, i should go to bed, it seems. lol

love you!