Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Dive for Dreams

dive for dreams
or a slogan may topple you
(trees are their roots
and wind is wind)
trust your heart
if the seas catch fire
(and live by love
though the stars walk backward)
honour the past
but welcome the future
(and dance your death
away at this wedding)
never mind a world
with its villains or heroes
(for god likes girls
and tomorrow and the earth)

in spite of everything
which breathes and moves, since Doom
(with white longest hands
neating each crease)

will smooth entirely our minds
-before leaving my room
i turn, and
(stooping through the morning)
kiss this pillow, dear
where our heads lived and were.

[E.E. Cummings, ninety-five poems]

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