Wednesday, October 01, 2008

My Life, This Year, So Far (And a Favorite Poem)

if there are any heavens my mother will(all by herself)have
one.  It will not be a pansy heaven nor
a fragile heaven of lilies-of-the-valley but
it will be a heaven of blackred roses
my father will be(deep like a rose
tall like a rose)
standing near my
(swaying over her
with eyes which are really petals and see
nothing with the face of a poet really which
is a flower and not a face with
which whisper
This is my beloved my
(suddenly in sunlight
he will bow,
& the whole garden will bow)

(e.e. cummings)


Davis said...

Eric - this is a gorgeous post - thanks for giving us beauty.

JN1034 said...

Eric: Great post. Inspiring poem. Beautiful rosary.

tamie said...

the pictures are beautiful, dear friend.

eric said...

Thanks everyone :) I'm glad you like them!

Gail said...

Hi Eric -
Breath taking - inspiring - lovely beyond expression.