Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Being Both and Oneful

e.e. cumming's poem, "i am so glad and very," speaks so beautifully to our being one and the other, "both and oneful." It speaks to our countless efforts, our infinite rise, our personal evolutions, our daring defies, the bountiful few, being the other, though differently hewed.

i am so glad and very
merely my fourth will cure
the laziest self of weary
the hugest sea of shore

so fare your nearness reaches
a lucky fifth of you
turns people into eachs
and cowards into grow

our can’ts were born to happen
our mosts were died in more
our twentieth will open
wide a wide open door

we are so both and oneful
night cannot be so sky
sky cannot be so sunful
i am through you so i

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