Gladly Beyond

Looking down the highwayThis week is finally wrapping up.  A busy one, for sure.

Even the weather was crazy!  On Tuesday, it snowed a bit.  On Friday, it was rainy, but mild.  Come Sunday, we will be at 85 degrees.  Sigh.  I think that means Spring must have been sometime Thursday evening.

Don’t know about you, but this is one week that I am quite happy to move gladly beyond.  So in honor of that, I’ll share one of my favorite poems to send us all into a welcome weekend break.

Enjoy your weekend!

somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond
by E. E. Cummings
somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond
any experience,your eyes have their silence:
in your most frail gesture are things which enclose me,
or which i cannot touch because they are too near

your slightest look easily will unclose me
though i have closed myself as fingers,
you open always petal by petal myself as Spring opens
(touching skilfully,mysteriously)her first rose

or if your wish be to close me, i and
my life will shut very beautifully ,suddenly,
as when the heart of this flower imagines
the snow carefully everywhere descending;

nothing which we are to perceive in this world equals
the power of your intense fragility:whose texture
compels me with the color of its countries,
rendering death and forever with each breathing

(i do not know what it is about you that closes
and opens;only something in me understands
the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses)
nobody,not even the rain,has such small hands

[Note: This post is #7 of 26 of the April A-to-Z Challenge. Please see the button at the lower left of the page for more information.]


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4 responses to “Gladly Beyond

  1. I love your site and as I browsed your blog I decided to award you the Creative Blog Award.
    Go to and pick up your award.

  2. hi Lynda:)
    i’m wandering around today reading others that are involved with the challenge. working my way back from the end of the list. only several hundred left to visit! i attempted facebook last year and lasted only 15 hours. i was overwhelmed by it all…

    i like reading blogs such as yours where people actually write:)

    • Hi Bud,

      Thanks for stopping by and for your comment! I admire your endurance through all those blogs — it’s quite a list this year!

      Hope you’re enjoying the April challenge … Here’s to making it to Z!


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