Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

Poetry -

On Connection Well, one person suggested that after reading e.e cumming's poem, For Sunday, we write our own, using his theme, or lack of punctuation, or way of writing.   I came up with two poems that are my response to Mr. Cummings, though I really struggle with the no capitals.....

Still, with my period still running on, it is easier not to punctuate.



The Sun Comes Out



        In response to e.e cummings, “For Sunday”


I place in your hands

dear precious one

the sand warmed streamed

by the rays

top to bottom paused

by wings angel in the middle


caterpillar to womb

leopard’s spots eyes

shadows known

in sultry sailing

inside the shell

broken to waves

white and golden

yolk’s gentle set





Two’s Day


The banner asked to be spread

as a gift of color and words

fairies sat in the creases

waving tiny flags that only cells

saw as gods


Each level looks up and down

finds a hierarchy

that spreads into existences

unseen meaning none

rises or lowers above or beneath


All meets in the sea

where waves clap one hand

sound is a lantern hung

without light meeting may gobble

but all is death made life


except plastic

bottles with only one message




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