In high school I was assigned the poet ee cummings in an English class. Much to my mother’s sadness, I’ve never been much into poetry, but ee was a poet I could kind of get into.

I love the simplicity and visual beauty of this one:

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af
fa

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one
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iness

 

{A leaf falls, inserted into loneliness. }

There were many “leaves to pick from”, leaving many of you lonely without a prize. The two winners are:

 

Ben W (previous subscriber)

Livingoutfaith (new subscriber)

I’ll be contacting the winners in an email with details! Thanks to all for subscribing and passing on the word.

What poem do you think of in the fall?

 

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  1. Mary Mc October 23, 2012 at 10:01 pm - Reply

    Oh, I love ee cummings…. Here’s one of my faves that I think of on crisp, blue sky days:

    i thank You God for most this amazing
    day:for the leaping 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 of love and wings: and of the gay
    great happening illimitably earth)

    how should tasting touching hearing seeing
    breathing any–lifted from the no
    of all nothing–human merely being
    doubt unimaginable You?

    (now the ears of my ears awake and
    now the eyes of my eyes are opened)

    (So thankful anne p shared your blog with me!)

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      Amy October 23, 2012 at 10:12 pm - Reply

      This is beautiful!!

  2. Mark Allman October 25, 2012 at 5:29 am - Reply

    I like that poem. One of my all time favorite poems are a series of poems on color by Mary O’Neill called Hailstones and Halibut Bones.

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