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Friday, July 6, 2012

i thank You God...

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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 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 unimaginably You?

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

~ e.e. cummings

I am a big fan of poetry by e.e. cummings, and this is one of my very favorite poems.  Whenever I am outside, enjoying nature -- especially if it's a beautiful day -- I think of this poem.  It makes me want to jump and laugh and sing.  Like cummings, I am moved to praise God for the amazing, awe-inspiring world around me.  My heart fills with gratitude and happiness till it feels like it will burst!  What poems make you happy?

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