quinta-feira, 13 de maio de 2010

Poem - Since feeling is first

A beautiful poem that I've just got to know in my post-graduation class. I also didn't know a curiosity about this author, that he usually writes in lower case, using upper cases only when he wants to draw attention to something.

since feeling is first

e.e. cummings

since feeling is first
who pays any attention
to the syntax of things
will never wholly kiss you;
wholly to be a fool
while Spring is in the world

my blood approves,
and kisses are a better fate
than wisdom
lady i swear by all flowers. Don't cry
—the best gesture of my brain is less than
your eyelids' flutter which says

we are for each other: then
laugh, leaning back in my arms
for life's not a paragraph

And death i think is no parenthesis