This image is the product of a drive-by photo shoot that I committed (from the passenger seat, I assure) while traveling through the mighty Rockies earlier this year. A favorite Edward Estlin Cummings poem seemed an apt accompaniment. And for your listening pleasure, scroll down to the YuleTube treat below: a reading of the poem by e. e. himself.

Joy, peace, love to you, my darlingests.

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)

- e. e. cummings

:image dianamuse


Alex Mathers said...

Holy crap! That's one of the best and sharpest images of a mountain I've seen - more of these!

Luisa Perkins said...

Gorgeous photo with one of my favorite poems. I have a recording of it set to lovely music; I will send you a copy.

Jane Flanagan said...

Beautiful shot Diana! And gorgeous, perfect poem to go with it.

I hope your holidays were happy and just as beautiful!


Philip Kennedy said...

That's an incredible photo. I love the colour of it too. What a mountain?!?

My Castle in Spain said...

Oh thank you for this precious gift dear Diana Muse ! Listened to it nearly religiously....and great pic too !
May 2010 be most fabulous for you !!

belindadelpesco.com said...

One of my very favorite poets, ever, It's the visuals, I think. And your visual is a perfect accompaniment to his text.

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I love this ee cummings poem. Just discovered your blog via Luisa. It is a marvel.