Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy
cathy_edgett

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

connecting

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

End

 


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