Monday, 23 March 2015

#Microblog Mondays: Somewhere i have never travelled

somewhere i have never travelled

by e.e. cummings

(rediscovered March 2015. It reminded me right away of life with AJ.)

somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond
any experience,your eyes have their silence
in your most frail gesture are things which enclose,
or which i cannot touch because they are too near

your slightest look will 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

(i do not know what it is about you that closes
and opens;only something in me understands
the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses)
nobody,not even the rain,has such small hands






Microblog Mondays

16 comments:

  1. Lovely. Thanks for the mind movie.

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    1. you're welcome. I love finding a poem or piece of writing that creates the perfect mind movie!

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  2. I love this poem. I used to read it as a love poem, but it is so very apt when describing your infant child.

    I read on another blog who's husband said that all love songs are from fathers to their daughters. I think we can generalize that statement and say to apply to poems, mothers and daughters.

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    1. thanks! I like the idea of love poems being written for children. I think love poetry and songs, if well written, are an exploration of human emotion and experience rather than just lust after another person, and so are applicable to many situations. I found this poem in a book of love poems while looking for ideas for a friend's wedding ceremony reading. But to me it reads more a poem to a baby than to a romantic partner. Maybe it's just where my mind is at ;-)

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  3. I hadn't ever seen this one. So appropriate with a long-awaited beloved.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it! the best poetry is always worth repeating.

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  4. Love the serenade to your lovely one.

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  5. Gorgeous. That just made me feel peaceful.

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    1. you're welcome. Peace is a wonderful feeling.

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  6. Took my breath away. So beautiful. And love the picture to accompany the perfect poem!

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  7. Ohhh. Beautiful. Thank you for finding!

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    1. Thank you! Always wonderful to rediscover a precious poem.

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  8. Wow, it's such a treat to read your blog. Thanks for sharing. The scientist in me seems to forget there is a world of poetry out there. Perfect picture of AJ to go with it too.

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    1. thank you, glad you enjoyed! I will happily make a point of sharing poems on the blog regularly :-D

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