Monday, May 3, 2010

There Are So Many Tictoc - e. e. cummings

"The Persistence of Memory" by Salvador Dali

By e. e. cummings

there are so many tictoc
clocks everywhere telling people
what toctic time it is for
tictic instance five toc minutes toc
past six tic

Spring is not regulated and does
not get out of order nor do
its hands a little jerking move
over numbers slowly

we do not
wind it up it has no weights
springs wheels inside of
its slender self no indeed dear
nothing of the kind.

(So,when kiss Spring comes
we'll kiss each kiss other on kiss the kiss
lips because tic clocks toc don't make
a toctic difference
to kisskiss you and to
kiss me)


I believe this e. e. cummings poem and the Salvador Dali painting are just made for each other.  And how perfect for a Monday, right? 

Wishing you all sunshine and broken clocks.  :-)



"Clocks slay time... time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life." ~William Faulkner


"The clock talked loud. I threw it away, it scared me what it talked." ~Tillie Olsen, Tell Me a Riddle


"Even a broken clock is right twice a day."  ~Author Unknown


"Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you." ~Carl Sandburg



lakeviewer said...

Yes, kill the clock! Love how you put it all together here.

Sue said...

I agree. A match made in heaven.


Wine and Words said...

Yes, perfect for each other. I loved Tillie Olsen's quote! Have a lovely Monday. Hope the sun shines out your way!

Love & Hugs

Kelly said...

What a fun poem!!! And you're right.... the picture is perfect for it!

It was a humid, nasty weekend. Looks like it's gonna be a hot, sunny week!

Carmen said...

love this one: "Even a broken clock is right twice a day." ~Author Unknown

Marion said...

Thanks for your kind comments, ladies. I wasn't going to post today, but came across that poem and the painting by Dali immediately came to my mind. I'd just thumbed through one of my husband's art books about Dali, so I guess that's why it was so fresh in my mind. I appreciate you all. Blessings!

Phoenix said...

Another beautiful ee cummings poem! ::sigh:: I have such a crush on him...

Happy Monday (and blessings!) to you as well, Marion :)

Woman in a Window said...

Oh, time. To have enough time. To be in the moment. To not think on time. Too much time. No, no, no, never enough time.

A perfect marriage for sure.

(I laugh - in my life now, it is always 11 o'clock.)


quid said...

ee and Dali! Perfect!


Terresa said...

I have a problem with time. I'm either chasing it or running away.

Great quotes here, and stunning marriage of ee cummings and Dali.