A little poetry for the night ..

Poetry & literature were my first real loves in life. I remember once reading somewhere that only poets truly see the stars. It’s as if they drink in the delights of the world and sing them to us in verse. I haven’t posted much on the blog while I’ve been in Canada working on the new show. And I’m thinking maybe a tumblr would be better – it’s all so confusing, which outlet to use, how to communicate in this era where people can communicate in so many ways without ever having to met or really truly knowing them. I posted these on my facebook page a few years ago, and I thought I would share again.

“Here are two from my all time favorite American poet ee cummings
His words always sensual, the voice is clear and he references silence so much, which is something I find to be of tremendous value for those on this journey … I tend to steal from him quite often … so I will share two of my favorites … You see as he matured in age, his poetry became much more sexual, the touch, the taste of each one is very raw. (The 30’s seemed to have a wonderful sexual revolution in literature .. an era I wish I could have lived)”

Enjoy ..

IT MAY NOT ALWAYS BE SO
(ee cummings 1923)

it may not always be so;and i say
that if your lips,which i have loved,should touch
another’s,and your dear strong fingers clutch
his heart,as mine in time not far away;
if on another’s face your sweet hair lay
in such a silence as i know,or such
great writhing words as,uttering overmuch,
stand helplessly before the spirit at bay;

if this should be,i say if this should be-
you of my heart,send me a little word;
that i may go unto him,and take his hands,
saying,Accept all happiness from me.
Then shall i turn my face,and hear one bird
sing terribly afar in the lost lands.

MAY I FEEL SAID HE
(ee cummings 1935)

may i feel said he
(i’ll squeal said she
just once said he)
it’s fun said she

(may i touch said he
how much said she
a lot said he)
why not said she

(let’s go said he
not too far said she
what’s too far said he
where you are said she)

may i stay said he
(which way said she
like this said he
if you kiss said she

may i move said he
is it love said she)
if you’re willing said he
(but you’re killing said she

but it’s life said he
but your wife said she
now said he)
ow said she

(tiptop said he
don’t stop said she
oh no said he)
go slow said she

(cccome?said he
ummm said she)
you’re divine!said he
(you are Mine said she)

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