Sunday, October 18, 2009
i like my body by e. e. cummings
i like my body
by e. e. cummings
i like my body when it is with your
body. It is so quite a new thing.
Muscles better and nerves more.
i like your body. i like what it does,
i like its hows. i like to feel the spine
of your body and its bones, and the trembling-
firm-smooth ness and which I will
again and again and again
kiss, i like kissing this and that of you,
i like, slowly stroking the, shocking fuzz
of your electric fur, and what-is-it comes
over parting flesh...And eyes big love-crumbs,
and possibly i like the thrill
of under me you quite so new.
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Amadeo Modigliana is one of my favorite artists and his nude painting fits perfectly with one of my favorite poems by e. e. cummings. I first read this poem when I was 16 years old and instantly fell in love with Mr. Cummings. I'm working my way though all 1102 pages of his "Complete Poems 1904 - 1962" and it's been an education in itself.
Peace, Love & Blessings,
~ * ~ Marion ~ * *
A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman. ~Wallace Stevens, Opus Posthumous, 1957
"It is the job of poetry to clean up our word-clogged reality by creating silences around things." ~Stephen Mallarme
"Wanted: a needle swift enough to sew this poem into a blanket." ~Charles Simic
"We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for." ~Dead Poet's Society