Hello there all you friendly people.
I am now on to Day 6 of NanoPoblano and for my found poetry/blackout poetry exercise today, I am reaching out for inspiration to yet another celebrated poet with hundreds of poems to their name.
My poetic found partner in crime this time round is none other than Edward Estlin Cummings and I have selected from his repertoire “Since Feeling is First” by E.E. Cummings over at Genius lyrics.
Also for your convenience, here is the entirety of his poem below:-
“Since Feeling is First” by E.E. Cummings
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
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 is no parenthesis
Finally, here is my found poem for your viewing pleasure – hope you enjoy it.
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“My Blood, Flowers & Kisses” by David Ellis
Feeling is any attention to things
Kiss wholly to be Spring in the world
My blood and kisses
Are a wisdom I swear by
Flowers – the best gesture which says
“We are for each other”
Laugh, for life’s not a paragraph, death is
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