04 December, 2008

anyone lived in a pretty how town
(with up so floating many bells down)
spring summer autumn winter
he sang his didn't he danced his did.

Women and men (both little and small)
cared for anyone not at all
they sowed their isn't they reaped their same
sun moon stars rain

children guessed (but only a few
and down they forgot as up they grew
autumn winter spring summer)
that noone loved him more by more

when by now and tree by leaf
she laughed his joy she cried his grief
bird by snow and stir by still
anyone's any was all to her

someones married their everyones
laughed their cryings and did their dance
(sleep wake hope and then)they
said their nevers they slept their dream

stars rain sun moon
(and only the snow can begin to explain
how children are apt to forget to remember
with up so floating many bells down)

one day anyone died i guess
(and noone stooped to kiss his face)
busy folk buried them side by side
little by little and was by was

all by all and deep by deep
and more by more they dream their sleep
noone and anyone earth by april
with by spirit and if by yes.

Women and men (both dong and ding)
summer autumn winter spring
reaped their sowing and went their came
sun moon stars rain

ee cummings

This is my favorite poem. Ever since the first time I read it and was able to see that you aren't required to make things rhyme or use correct punctuation I have loved both it and poetry

But the part where my mind works just like this poem is not the reason why I brought it to your attention
This line is
"Women and men (both little and small)
cared for anyone not at all
they sowed their isn't they reaped their same"

That line always makes me think about what I am "sowing" in my life and in others. Am I planting Gods seed anywhere? Am I nuturing and caring for others as I should? Or am I simply caring about myself and not loving as I am called to do? Have I forgotten since I was a child, as the children of the poem have, that anyone and noone both are just as deserving as I am? What facet of growing up changes all that?

30Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.'[a] 31The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'[b]There is no commandment greater than these." Mark 12:30-31

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