14.2.07

Happy Valentine's Day



I will share this post with e.e.cummings, whose love poetry always seems fresh and relevant: here is an excerpt from his poem, "somewhere I have traveled gladly beyond"

your slightest look will easily unclose me

though i have closed myself as fingers,

you open always petal by petal myself as Spring opens

(touching skilfully,mysteriously)her first rose



or if your wish be to close me, i and

my life will shut very beautifully ,suddenly,

as when the heart of this flower imagines

the snow carefully everywhere descending;

nothing which we are to perceive in this world equals

the power of your intense fragility:whose texture

compels me with the color of its countries,

rendering death and forever with each breathing


Happy Valentine's Day to each of you. May you always find the love that lives inside your own heart.

5 comments:

Bitterroot said...

And Happy V-Day to you too, my dear M! Thank you for your generous thoughts and for sharing e.e., a favorite of mine. I remember the first line of poetry that stopped me in my tracks: another love poem by e.e.

The sweet small clumsy feet of April came
Into the ragged meadow of my soul.

Pam said...

The poem is beautiful and, as always, your work intrigues me.

Tammy said...

I LOVED this poem! I'm still enjoying these awesome dog shots ;)

paris parfait said...

Beautiful - the words and your art!

maureen said...

Thank you all -- EO, Pam, Tammy, Tara -- hope you all had a good Valentine's day ... i'm a little late responding to your comments. oh well!