(National Poetry Month, Day 1)
Today is the first day of National Poetry Month! Throughout April, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite poems with you.
Since today is such a beautiful day in my corner of New Jersey, here’s an exuberant, springy poem for you: “i thank You God for most this amazing” by e.e. cummings.
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)
What do YOU think of this poem? Let’s discuss!