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Jun. 21st, 2007 | 10:55 pm
mood: happyfloatful
posted by: 5_against_4 in eecummings_

hello everyone ~ new member :) i used to be a member a couple of years ago, back now with a fresh new LJ! Glad to see this fine community still going strong!

Here's a lovely excerpt from one of my favourites:


And if she speak in her frail way,
it is wholly to bewitch
my smallest thought with a most swift
radiance wherein slowly drift
murmurous things divinely bright;
it is foolingly to smite
my spirit with the lithe free twitch
of scintillant space, with the cool writhe
of gloom truly which syncopate
some sunbeam’s skilful fingerings;
it is utterly to lull
with foliate inscrutable
sweetness my soul obedient;
it is to stroke my being with
numbing forests, frolicsome,
fleetly mystical, aroam
with keen creatures of idiom
(beings alert and innocent
very deftly upon which
indolent miracles impinge)
—it is distinctly to confute
my reason with the deep caress
of every most shy thing and mute,
it is to quell me with the twinge
of all living intense things.

(from Puella Mea)


lovely, isn't it? :)

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