Posts Tagged ‘e e cummings’

Well, because moms matter an awful lot. She gave you life has and always will love you unconditionally and she is very very important. This year in the United States Mothers day is celebrated on Sunday May 11th. Do something special for your mom. Buy her some of the beautiful flowers in bloom, take her out to ear at the very least give her a call. If you cannot do any of these things because of circumstances beyond your control, tragedy of some kind. Remember your mother, and thank your lucky stars you had a mother. Without a mother none of us would be here and for most of us, excluding those, who lost their mothers early in life without a mother, we would not have lived long in this realm.

 

 

I am in the middle of a really good book. The book is called “Last Ape Standing: The Seven-Million Story of How and Why We Survived”  by Chip Walter. In the book Chip takes great pains to describe how helpless a human baby is after birth and mothers-day-poem-how dependent the human baby remains throughout childhood.  This dependency on others early on in our life is something unique to our species and has much to do with when we are born but it reinforces the importance of mothers and in turn the importance of Mothers day.

On Mothers day we show honor and give thanks to our Mothers. Don’t forget everyone May 11th is moms special day do something to make it great

And now I would like to end this post with a poem by one of my favorite poets

ee cummings

if there are any heavens my mother will(all by herself)have
one. It will not be a pansy heaven nor
a fragile heaven of lilies-of-the-valley but
it will be a heaven of blackred roses

my father will be(deep like a rose
tall like a rose)

standing near my
(swaying over her
silent)
with eyes which are really petals and see

nothing with the face of a poet really which
is a flower and not a face with
hands
which whisper
This is my beloved my
(suddenly in sunlight

he will bow,

& the whole garden will bow)

 

 

 

peace

john 3 c

 

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Are you an e e cummings fan? I am love the poetry, and later in life when he did readings of his poetry, well let’s just say you should listen to any of the recordings! The man was a genius and wrote some beautiful things. He lived a full life and what impresses me most about the poet was his time in World War 1.

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E E Cummings was assigned to an ambulance corp. He was arrested by the French under suspicion of espionage and undesirable activities. The author was held for thee and a half months. He could have avoided this detention had he only let his captors know that he hated the Germans. He didn’t hate anyone though and would not admit to any hare for the Germans.

“The Enormous Room” is a book praised for its’ prose and arguably one of ee cummings best pieces. The Enormous Room was written while he was detained awaiting his sentence.

Sometimes we succumb all to quickly to hate, anger or any other malicious emotions. Imagine what we are missing out on when we trade our morals for the fleeting sensation of these emotions and actions. Perhaps there is a great novel inside of you, instead of hate or anger and actions inspired by these we could stand our ground and get to working on our Enormous Room

peace

John3c

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Hello did that first line make any sense at all to you? It may have and if it did that is totally awesome, but as I was typing it I felt confused and overwhelmed. Let me help you with the first line.

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Even adding the pipes there can still be some ambiguity. The power of the pause and punctuation. I have forever been an e e Cummings fan. His poetry is, for me a most excellent treat. I love reading the poems. What first attracted me to his work though, was his lack of good punctuation. I love how he played with the format of the poetry. Doing this is an art and tricky. For|example|one|can|read|this, more easily thanthistypeofwriting.

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The missing spaces make reading really confusing and hard. I am not sure about you, but when I read, or type, or write something down, I sometimes develop a sort of, inner monologue, or an internal dictation happens. I can hear what I am reading or writing. I know medicine may be needed, but when I see something that lacks spaces I get overwhelmed. The inner voices don’t know what to do and another level of complexity is added to my experience. I find my self experiencing some frustration and the usually enjoyable experience is not much fun at all.

Sometimes in life, we need spaces, or we need to pause. Quiet the mind, get away from the distractions and just be.

“You are where you need to be. Just take a deep breath.”

― Lana Parrilla

If you have children under the age of 10 you have heard stories. The stories are often told to you in quick anxious dialogue. You can see the excited child get more excited as he or she speaks to you. Sometimes the child may even stammer and stutter. We remind our children to “stop, relax and take a breath.” They know what they want to say and how to say. A deep breath and pause helps them focus.

Your life can get busy and you may feel yourself getting anxious. Stop take a breath and pause. You know what needs to happen and how to do it.

peace

john3c