Lizards in the Leaves

Rustlings in the green....imagination, art, whimsy

Feb 2, 2008

3rd Annual Brigid in Cyberspace Poetry Reading

Once again, I'm participating in this blogosphere poetry event, dedicated to Brigid
great Celtic goddess who watches over poetry, among other things. Details of this annual event here.

For my contribution, I'd like to share my collection of ee cummings poems and lines with the word "yes" in them, followed by a poem of my own.

POEMS AND LINES BY ee cummings WITH THE WORD YES IN THEM


I imagine that yes is the only living thing.

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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"

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love's to giving as to keeping's give;
as yes is to if,love is to yes

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yes is a pleasant country:
if's wintry
(my lovely)
let's open the year

both is the very weather
(not either)
my treasure,
when violets appear

love is a deeper season
than reason;
my sweet one
(and april's where we're)

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love is a place
& through this place of
love move
(with brightness of peace)
all places

yes is a world
& in this world of
yes live
(skillfully curled)
all worlds
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MINDFUL HOUSE

In a little rock house
on an empty beach

pairs of pure white curtains
flutter from open windows,

pale gestures of mute obeisance
to the wind in the briney air

while

a sprig of thyme
is rubbed and released
over salted red tomato wheels
on a dark blue plate

where

the only sound is ceaseless
susurration of sea

and the light!
the light is full
of water.

the light is holy


Here the dark blue plate has always
been cracked, will never
be repaired

and the wind wanders endlessly
in and out dancing
with the curtains,
unsettled as a ghost--
unsettling--
shimmying over the face
of the whole
earth.

and my soul sings in this place,
whispers like wings
in this place I can never seek
but only find
where light is holy
always
and always life
is a moment:

blue plate.

tomato.

thyme.

-- Zann Carter (2002)
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blessed be...may there be mindfulness and many yeses in our lives!
Zann

1 Comments:

At 2/3/08, 9:27 AM, Blogger ambermoggie said...

thank you for this Zann and heres to more yesses:)

 

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