Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Wet Lilies

These early yellow lilies cover-up during a brief thunderstorm that passed the neighborhood. So green, so yellow-- it's amazing what a little rain will do to an ordinary image. So many put away the camera in the rain, swearing allegiances to the 'Kodak Rules'(you know- shoot 10-2, sun at your back, yada, yada, yada...), that they miss the truly stunning shot. Ah... ee cummings would say:
in Just-
spring when the world is mud-
luscious the little
lame balloonman

whistles far and wee

and eddieandbill come
running from marbles and
piracies and it's
spring

when the world is puddle-wonderful

the queer
old balloonman whistles
far and wee
and bettyandisbel come dancing

from hop-scotch and jump-rope and
it's
spring
and
the

goat-footed

balloonMan whistles
far
and
wee

4 comments:

  1. Marchin O'NeachtainJune 3, 2009 at 7:04 AM

    This is one of my favorites of the year.....as yellow as you can get....as green as it gets...and the droplets of water on every flower makes me think of Donavan's song about Mellow Yellow. Why the lower case "ee" on cummings name?

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  2. love this post.
    love this particular poem.
    love the lillies far and wee.

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  3. Marchin-
    Just the 'way of the world' for the poet, ee cummings. No caps where you'd expect them and lots of little 'games' and fun within each poem... signed-
    eddieandbill

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