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Faces Called Flowers

when faces called flowers float out of the ground

when faces called flowers float out of the ground
and breathing is wishing and wishing is having-
but keeping is downward and doubting and never
-it’s april (yes,april;my darling)it’s spring!
yes the pretty birds frolic as spry as can fly
yes the little fish gambol as glad as can be
yes the little fish gambol as glad as can be
(yes the mountains are dancing together)
when every leaf opens without any sound
and wishing is having and having is giving-
but keeping is doting and nothing and nonsense
-alive;we’re alive,dear:it’s(kiss me now)spring!
now the pretty birds hover so she and so he
now the little fish quiver so you and so i
(now the mountains are dancing, the mountains)
when more than was lost has been found has been found
and having is giving and giving is living-
but keeping is darkness and winter and cringing
-it’s spring(all our night becomes day)o,it’s spring!
all the pretty birds dive to the heart of the sky
all the little fish climb through the mind of the sea
(all the mountains are dancing;are dancing)

~e.e. cummings

8 responses

  1. Nancy

    “and breathing is wishing and wishing is having”
    Heck yes!!! That’s gonna be my motto from now on.
    Of course, if you had won the mega millions you would be in a better position to help with that “wishing is having” part.
    Love the picture. Is this with your Diana lens?

    April 1, 2011 at 8:37 AM

  2. This is one of my favorite poems! And isn’t it just so true that the faces look up to the sun and glow and drink in all the nutrients they need? Beautiful!

    April 1, 2011 at 9:17 AM

  3. Love that poem and the photo is perfect! Happy Weekend!

    April 1, 2011 at 6:00 PM

  4. Great photo!

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    April 1, 2011 at 10:25 PM

  5. Sweet!

    April 2, 2011 at 4:57 AM

  6. LOVE IT!!!
    I love that ‘every leaf opens without a sound’.
    Spring must really be here. Well we need a little sunshine around here but it’s not raining–yet–so I am happy. MB

    April 3, 2011 at 7:48 AM

  7. i can see i have a lot lot lot to catch up on… sorrrrrrrrrrrryyyyy i went n did this thing called an eco holiday…no connectivity….:(

    love that photo tracy….ah if breathing is wishing and wishing is having…then dang it man why i dont i get what i’ve been breathing in every fibre of my being for so so so long…….

    April 3, 2011 at 8:05 AM

  8. ah, a beautiful pairing with ee cummings….love the bit of wash out in the picture…

    April 6, 2011 at 9:48 AM