Monday, February 15, 2010

Belated Valentine

I meant to post this little Valentine to all of you, but then I forgot and Lin said it would be weird if I posted it retroactively (haha), so . . . here you have it. (The Valentine I sent to my parents was also late.) (Also, I secretly have a bunch of e.e. cummings quotes saved up to post here at some point. He had a lot of lovely things to say, and some of them were even punctuated.) (I'm trying to prepare you for the excess of parentheses you're about to encounter in this poem. Can you tell?)
This is my favorite love poem - possibly of all love poems. I think it applies well here because it can apply to any wonderful, loving relationship, whether that's friendship or family relationships or romantic love or whatever. Wherever there is love, the sum of us is more than just one and one. We're wonderful one times one.

if everything happens that can't be done
by e.e. cummings

if everything happens that can't be done(and anything's righter
than books
could plan)
the stupidest teacher will almost guess
(with a run
skip
around we go yes)
there's nothing as something as one

one hasn't a why or because or although
(and buds know better
than books
don't grow)
one's anything old being everything new
(with a what
which
around we go who)
one's everyanything so

so world is a leaf is a tree is a bough
(and birds sing sweeter
than books
tell how)
so here is away and so your is a my
(with a down
up
around again fly)
forever was never till now

now i love you and you love me
(and books are shutter
than books
can be)
and deep in the high that does nothing but fall
(with a shout
each
around we go all)
there's somebody calling who's we

we're everything brighter than even the sun
(we're everything greater
than books
might mean)
we're everyanything more than believe
(with a spin
leap
alive we're alive)
we're wonderful one times one

1 comment:

Miri said...

I love it. I haven't seen that poem in a really long time. I'm not really a fan of poetry, totally not smart enough for it. But this one is so much fun to read.