August 26th, 2007

e.e cummings

I found this book of religious poetry in the book donation box at the library...

Trapp, J. (1964). Modern religious poems, a contemporary anthology. New York: Harper & Row.

I think I'll start posting poems from it.

The first is e.e. cummings's "i thank You God"

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)