Friday, October 14, 2011

Since feeling is first...

We were learning about emotions yesterday in class and as we talked about “feelings,” it reminded me of this e.e. cummings poem. I love his clever metaphors to point out that emotions dictate our actions (or at least they should). The good ones anyway...

"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 no parenthesis."
-e.e. cummings