Entry: It May Not Always Be So; and I say Friday, November 17, 2006



it may not always be so; and i say
that if your lips, which i have loved, should touch
another's, and your dear strong fingers clutch
her* heart, as mine in time not far away;
if on another's face your sweet hair lay
in such a silence as i know, or such
great writhing words as, uttering overmuch,
stand helplessly before the spirit at bay;

if this should be, i say if this should be-
you of my heart, send me a little word;
that i may go unto her, and take her hands,
saying, Accept all happiness from me.
Then shall i turn my face, and hear one bird
sing terribly afar in the lost lands.

e.e. cummings
*his


I'm sorry.

   1 comments

johnb
November 19, 2006   12:06 PM PST
 
hi TBG!

truly an excellent passage by e.e. cummings...if I may so intrude carelessly, I would follow this one by a Fritz Perls verse that I must admit I first read off a chalkboard in a Bangkok cafe; and since, it has never left my mind.

-best, JB

"Do my thing
And you do your thing
I am not in this world
To live up to your expectation
And
You are not in this
World to live up to mine
You are you and I am I
If by chance we find each
Other, itís beautiful
If not, it cannot be helped"

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