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 the wedding)
never mind a world
with its villains or heroes
(for good 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 –

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7 Responses to “dive for dreams…”

  1. secretthots February 21, 2013 at 4:50 am #

    … and more follows! i confess this has long been a favourite poem, and yet, i’ve only recently read these final words:

    “silently if, out of not knowable

    silently if, out of not knowable
    night’s utmost nothing,wanders a little guess
    (only which is this world)more my life does
    not leap than with the mystery your smile
    sings or if(spiralling as luminous
    they climb oblivion)voices who are dreams,
    less into heaven certainly earth swims
    than each my deeper death becomes your kiss
    losing through you what seemed myself,i find
    selves unimaginably mine;beyond
    sorrow’s own joys and hoping’s very fears
    yours is the light by which my spirit’s born:
    yours is the darkness of my soul’s return
    -you are my sun,my moon,and all my stars”

    • filledandfooled February 21, 2013 at 12:02 pm #

      So beautiful!

      • secretthots February 21, 2013 at 12:42 pm #

        It IS, isn’t it? That e.e… he knew a thing or two about words. 🙂

        • NormalDeviations February 21, 2013 at 1:22 pm #

          Indeed he did.

          trust your heart
          if the seas catch fire

          • secretthots February 22, 2013 at 12:27 am #

            … and something about passion, too. Good Lord, the passion spilling outta that man!!

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