Feb
02

i thank You God for most this amazing

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It’s that time again!

I’m a huge poetry fan, as I was an English major back in the day, along with studying art, and poetry is one of my earliest loves. I feel like it’s the most marginalized art form, and most of us were taught poetry in school by people who didn’t like it. What a shame, since so often it’s the art form we reach for when we need to express our most important emotions.

I thought the exuberance of this poem would be good for a grey winter day (like the one we’re having here in the Northeast) and e.e. cummings‘ playfulness with language is a great inspiration for doing your own thing in whatever your art form.

You  might not know that e.e. cummings also painted and drew, and was influenced by Surrealism, which I talked about recently in my blog post on Automatic Drawing.

Enjoy.

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)

by e.e. cummings

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  1. Hi Sarah,

    I wanted to let you know about an event going online. Maybe you already know about it. It’s called One World One Heart. Various artists from all over the world, last time I looked there were 859 artists. You can google a whimisical bohemian blog – you can read the concept. I think you could do it with Facebook artists as well. The artist offers a give away when anyone leaves a comment on your blog, then on Feb 15, the Event ends, and you can choose your winners through a random generator.
    It is a great way to meet other artists, check it out.
    jan

  2. Laura says:

    I love that poem! I had it memorized at one time.

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