i thank You God for most this amazing

“Chocurua Landscape” by e.e. cummings

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

(i who have died am alive again today,
and this is the sun’s birthday; this is the birth
day of life and of love and wings: and of the gay
great happening illimitably earth)

how should tasting touching hearing seeing
breathing any–lifted from the no
of all nothing–human merely being
doubt unimaginable You?

(now the ears of my ears awake and
now the eyes of my eyes are opened)

This poem is in the public domain.


e.e. cummings reading his poem:

e.e. cummings

About e.e. cummings

Edward Estlin ("E.E.") Cummings (1894 –1962), often styled as e.e. cummings, was an American poet, painter, essayist, playwright, and author of children’s books and novels. From an early age, both his parents encouraged his creative gifts. His father was a professor at Harvard who later became a pastor. E.E. Cummings himself graduated from Harvard in 1915. He fell in love with Paris while stationed in France during WWI, and returned there often during his lifetime. He is remembered as an eminent voice of 20th-Century English literature, and especially as an innovative poet.
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