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"arresting" beauty

  • Posted Dec. 13, 2011 by Rachel Mvm Viewed 2406 times
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Listen, read, be captivated… []

somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond
by e. e. cummings

somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond
any experience,your eyes have their silence:
in your most frail gesture are things which enclose me,
or which i cannot touch because they are too near

your slightest look easily will unclose me
though i have closed myself as fingers,
you open always petal by petal myself as Spring opens
(touching skilfully,mysteriously)her first rose

or if your wish be to close me, i and
my life will shut very beautifully ,suddenly,
as when the heart of this flower imagines
the snow carefully everywhere descending;

nothing which we are to perceive in this world equals
the power of your intense fragility:whose texture
compels me with the color of its countries,
rendering death and forever with each breathing

(i do not know what it is about you that closes
and opens;only something in me understands
the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses)
nobody,not even the rain,has such small hands

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      2011.12.13 Edited

      the first one is so dreamy and beautiful in its soft glow :-)

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      2011.12.13 Edited

      This beauty couldn't be arrested because you released it. The poem is just lovely.

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      2011.12.13 Edited

      I have come to really appreciate your eye for a good capture and your mind for a great caption! The title is clever and the words of cummings are captivating! Excellent correlation between both!