Sunday, February 22, 2009

If everything happens that can't be done

A poem
By Edward Estlin Cummings, October 14, 1894-September 3, 1962

If everything happens that can't be done.

if everything happens that can't be done
(and anything's righterthan bookscould plan)
the stupidest teacher will almost guess(with a runskiparound we go yes)
there's nothing as something as oneone hasn't a why or because or although
(and buds know better than books don't grow)one's anything old being everything new
(with a what which around we go who) one's every anything soso world
is a leaf is a tree is a bough(and birds sing sweeterthan bookstell how)
so here is away and so your is a my(with a downuparound again fly)
forever was never till nownow i love you and you love me
(and books are shutterthan bookscan be)and deep in the high
that does nothing but fall(with a shouteacharound we go all)
there's somebody calling who's wewe're everything brighter
than even the sun(we're everything greaterthan booksmight mean)
we're everyanything more than believe
(with a spinleapalive we're alive)we're wonderful one times one

AMEN Mr. Cummings
Thank you.

1 comment:

  1. So many of cummings' poems can't really be read aloud. This is an exception, and I enjoy my own "oration" of it from time to time. (usually to an audience of one!)