Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Be of love

be of love (a little) more careful
than of everything
guard her perhaps only
A trifle less (merely beyond how very)
closely than nothing
remember love by frequent
anguish (imagine
her least never with most
memory)
give entirely each
forever its freedom


(dare until a flower,
understanding ceaselessly sunlight
open what thousandth why and
discover laughing)


- e. e. cummings, be of love (a little)

2 comments:

Laura said...

I did a huge poetry project in high school on several of e e cummings poems. Since then, I've gained an appreciation for his work. I love this one--thanks for sharing! :)

N.Vasillis said...

I saw this poem on another site and I had to share it. I'm trying to read more of his poetry again.