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i thank You God for this most amazing day   Leave a comment

Above:  Tree Roots

Image Source = Emery


Poem Source = American Poetry


Words by Edward Estlin Cummings (e. e. cummings), who lived from 1894 to 1962


i thank You God for this most amazing

day:for the leaping of greenly spirits of trees

and a blue true 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 illimitably earth)


how should tasting touching hearing seeing

breathing any–lifted from the no

all of nothing–human merely being

doubt unimaginable You?


(now the ears of my ears awake and

now the eyes of my eyes are opened)