Wednesday, September 29, 2010

i thank you God for most this amazing, a favorite by e. e. cummings

I created this from a scan of a favorite book cover of mine, and thought I'd add an equally favorite poem. I've been an e. e. cummings "fan" since high school. His work never gets old for me. It was he who first taught me that poetry did not have to rhyme or have perfect punctuation or be even, to be poetry. Reading this again; hearing this again; reminds me to remember to be lifted from the no into the beauty of the day we are given. What is your simple joy today? Share it with us in a comment, won't you?


  1. My most simple joy occurs with my eleven year old girl, who is "too old to cuddle now", but if she falls asleep next to me, will cuddle closer than ever. I stay very still, not to wake her and would never tell her that she does this, for it is my joy alone and I will hold it forever.

  2. this is one of my favorite poems in the world. i try to say the first verse every morning. thank you so much for posting it. xo

  3. this is so incredibly beautiful you've created w/ scan + poem! i am thankful for the joy of september, the season "change" here in this southern land. relief from the heat! less traffic on the beach + street! i am joyous because of you, and the things you share! i really want to find + read "the enormous room" (!!)

    thank you for sharing, for lifting me this morning!

  4. Jennifer, thank you for this beautiful poem and post. The joy of the day was stepping out in the early morning and feeling the breeze over the lake, thinking, these are the moments. I continued my walk to work, filled with gratitude.


  5. I'm thankful for having a little extra time to make mickey mouse pancakes with my 5th grader before school. Happy Weekend Jennifer.:)


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