Saturday, June 19, 2010

Sweet Spontaneous

o sweet spontaneous
earth how often have
the doting

fingers of
prurient philosophies pinched
and poked

thee
has the naughty thumb
of science prodded
thy

beauty how
often have religions taken
thee upon their scraggy
knees squeezing and

buffeting thee that thou mightest conceive
gods
(but
true

to the incomparable
couch of death thy
rhythmic
lover

thou answerest

them only with

spring)



--ee cummings

13 comments:

Gunn said...

I love this!:)

Judy Williams said...

Oh my!!!

EE Cummings' poem is spectacular.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

The poem is perfect for the photo. I think I could write a novel sitting under that tree.

Jan
GDP

Mister Earl said...

Oooooooooo! Nice. And I always love ee. I was going to be him once.

Sumi Ko said...

Ahhhh! That's nice, it's crazy, beautiful...both photo & poem!

Barbara said...

Just beautiful. Comforting too.

altadenahiker said...

Gosh, that's pretty. All of it.

TheChieftess said...

Stunningly gorgeous Laurie!!! The colors are absolutely fabulous!!! All through college I signed my name with all lower case letters, because of ee...oh, and I still have a poem of his which I framed in college, and had hanging in my office at work, until I retired!!!


wv: prick....I'm not going to say a thing!!!

Shanna said...

Soooo very lovely!!!
Perfect poem/photo combination.

-K- said...

Very pertinent in light of what's happening in the Gulf.

Brenda's Arizona said...

Lovely photo - and favorite poem to accompany it! Thanks for sharing both.

Laurie said...

THanks, everyone.

Above the City said...

Beautiful!!