Dive For Dreams

May 2011

May 2011

It’s national poetry month and rather than reheating blog posts I’m going to share a poem and an image. Always my images and never my poetry.  (you’re welcome)  

e.e. Cummings is a favorite of mine. I love the whimsical spelling, word play and loopy line breaks that couch deeply felt emotion and erotic imagery. 




dive for dreams
or a slogan may topple you
(trees are their roots
and wind is wind)

trust your heart
if the seas catch fire
(and live by love
though the stars walk backward)

honour the past
but welcome the future
(and dance your death
away at this wedding)

never mind a world
with its villains or heroes
(for god likes girls
and tomorrow and the earth)

About Laura

When my nest emptied I moved from the big city to a little big town to tend to a ramshackle yellow house on the edge of town. These are my Yellow House Days.
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2 Responses to Dive For Dreams

  1. A few words that say a lot. I had to sit and read it again and again to wring its meaning out, like I do with poems that fascinate me.


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