Hey everybody, sorry about the brief hiatus I took from posting, but I have been running ragged for weeks and just now had to force myself to take a break and write.
But, you know, c’est la vie…
Today I’ll be offering you two different poems; the first by one of my favorite poets, e.e. cummings, and the second by me which was initially inspired by that piece.
So, before you go crazy from waiting, i give you e.e. cumming’s I have found what you are like:
i have found what you are like
(Who feathers frightened fields
with the superior dust-of-sleep. wields
easily the pale club of the wind
and swirled justly souls of flower strike
the air in utterable coolness
deeds of green thrilling light
-in the woods
And the coolness of your smile is
stirringofbirds between my arms;but
i should rather than anything
have(almost when hugeness will shut
Isn’t it absolutely lovely? I especially admire him for the unique line breaks/spacing, and the way some parts may not make much sense grammatically, but instead communicate a feeling of the poem so perfectly.
So I read this, and fell in love, and was inspired to try something similar. I was wishing for snow at the time, so I wrote about the beauty of winter snow and how I feel about it. Guess what happened a few days later? It snowed! Yes, there are several inches of snow on the ground now, and I am convinced that my writing has magical powers 😉
don’t listen to what everyone else says
there is a
dancing patterns in the dusk—
softsound it never makes like a
stifled before it begins.
in the taste it lends to the air
the childish delight
igniting in our eyes
(and I think it reminds me of
(c) 2012 Marie KR