Saturday, August 20, 2011

i thank You God for most... (cummings. and a little me)

Almost my favorite.  I love e. e. cummings. Read it out loud!

i thank You God for most this amazing day 
~(e. e. cummings)~

i thank You God for most this amazing
day: for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and a blue 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 ilimitably* 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)

*Illimitable means incapable of being limited or bounded.  

And now my own little list--
i thank You God most for....  Love (which is You). 

i thank You God (not MOST, but thank you just the same) for:
 Live swing bands and Debussy and Brahms and books books books and Vitamin water and families and the ocean and pumpkin muffins and jiao zi's
 and red red roses and the hope of New Zealand and Italy and different cultures and the particular peculiarity of us people.  
For funniness... You didn't have to create hilarity, but it's lovely to laugh.  I want to know your laugh.

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