Thursday, October 4, 2012

La Calaca a Day - #4

                     
(Image found here.)


    if i believe


      if i believe
      in death be sure
      of this
      it is

      because you have loved me,
      moon and sunset
      stars and flowers
      gold creshendo and silver muting

      of seatides
      i trusted not,
                        one night
      when in my fingers

      drooped your shining body
      when my heart
      sang between your perfect
      breasts

      darkness and beauty of stars
      was on my mouth petals danced
      against my eyes
      and down

      the singing reaches of
      my soul
      spoke
      the green--

      greeting pale
      departing irrevocable
      sea
      i knew thee death.

                                 and when
      i have offered up each fragrant
      night, when all my days
      shall have before a certain

      face become
      white
      perfume
      only,
              from the ashes
      then
      thou wilt rise and thou
      wilt come to her and brush

      the mischief from her eyes and fold
      her
      mouth the new
      flower with

      thy unimaginable
      wings, where dwells the breath
      of all persisting stars

      e.e. cummings


      (Rebecca is hosting La Calaca a Day for the month of October.  You can participate here.).

10 comments:

  1. oh my. i thought i knew intimately all of e.e. cummings great musings. now you have offered me one more to treasure and return to over and over again!
    gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!

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    1. That's the wonderful thing about blogging for me - I get to find all sorts of treasures I didn't know existed. And to find other kindred spirits with whom to share them!

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  2. Such beautiful words...ones to hang on to.

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  3. He had a way with words. . . wordwonderfulness.

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    1. He sure did - and there is so much physical movement in his poems with the way he structures them.

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  4. Yes, his words sing. Love the newlyweds. Happy Calaca Day to you.

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    1. Gloria, your Calaca mask is stunning - I literally gasped when I saw it!! A work of beauty!

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    1. Thanks, Adriana - L loved your "Calaca at Work!"

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