"i thank you", poem by e.e. cummings


Photo by Dustin Humes on Unsplash


i thank You God for most this amazing


day:for the leaping greenly spirits of trees


and a blue true dream of sky;and for everything


which is natural which is infinite which is yes



(i who have died am alive again today,


and this is the sun’s birthday;this is the birth


day of life and of love and wings:and of the gay


great happening illimitably earth)



how should tasting touching hearing seeing


breathing any—lifted from the no


of all nothing—human merely being


doubt unimaginable You?


(now the ears of my ears awake and


now the eyes of my eyes are opened)


Cumming's poem was originally published in Xaipe1 (New York: Oxford University Press, 1950), reissued in 2004 by Liveright, an imprint of W.W. Norton & Company.