Friday, February 29, 2008

One of my new favorites.....

I really love this poem I rediscovered the other day... -erik

may my heart always be open to little
birds who are the secrets of living
whatever they sing is better than to know
and if men should not hear them men are old

may my mind stroll about hungry
and fearless and thirsty and supple
and even if it's sunday may i be wrong
for whenever men are right they are not young

and may myself do nothing usefully
and love yourself so more than truly
there's never been quite such a fool who could fail
pulling all the sky over him with one smile

-ee cummings

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Exceptional. Thanks for the share. I especially like "whenever men are right they are not young" because it reminds (or teaches) us that being (intellectually) "right" is not the only thing. Someone once said of reason, "the sword cannot cut itself." It was possibly someone crazy.

(I'll send an update eventually, but the preview is: I am living in Washington DC.)