but if a living dance upon dead minds by e.e. cummings


but if a living dance upon dead minds

why,it is love;but at the earliest spear

of sun perfectly should disappear

moon’s utmost magic,or stones speak or one

name control more incredible splendor than

our merely universe, love’s also there:

and being here imprisoned,tortured here

love everywhere exploding maims and blinds

(but surely does not forget,perish, sleep

cannot be photographed,measured;disdains

the trivial labelling of punctual brains…

-Who wields a poem huger than the grave?

from only Whom shall time no refuge keep

though all the weird worlds must be opened?


what if the petals fell from this flower

dropped floated to the floor flying to the right of this table

the smile of your face deepened across the pillow

i wouldn’t see it no i’d only see your hand loosen and your face press closer to the cotton

it would be love.                                                                                              

and if the tree sits still shading my feet along this couch

and the books lay gently on one another about to drift down across down my shelf

Who stops the counting of moments here? the falling of this flower sings louder

than a thousand motors                                                                                                     )Love

– jl

This entry was published on September 17, 2011 at 5:11 pm and is filed under Poetry by Jessie, Writings by Other Authors. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

One thought on “but if a living dance upon dead minds by e.e. cummings

  1. E e Cummings on said:

    Perhaps one of the best reflections on my poem.

    – Greeting from the world beyond

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