Friday, August 24, 2012

Poetry Friday: dying is fine)but Death . . .

dying is fine)but Death...
cause dying is
perfectly natural;perfectly
putting
it mildly lively(but
Death
is strictly
scientific
& artificial &

             --e.e.cummings


Dori is hosting over at Dori Reads. Get on over there and read something . . . 


For Neal and Ree.


7 comments:

Andy said...

Cummings nailed it. Dying IS fine. We're all doing it a little every day from the moment we're born. It's that final curtain of death that's hard to take.

So sorry for Neal's passing.

laurasalas said...

This poem just steamrolled me. I only get it with my gut, not my mind. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Hugs...

Diane Mayr said...

A loving tribute.

Mur said...

<3,<3,<3...

Linda at teacherdance said...

Poets' words speak for us well indeed, don't they? Thank you for sharing.

Doraine Bennett said...

I watched my dad come close this week, and I agree, death is a part of life. Now today, he's decided to hang around for a while longer. I hope he does it, too. Thanks for this poem.

I'm Jet . . . said...

Thanks for your thoughts. Doraine, I hope he stays around for a very, very long time!

Laura, steamrolled is a good word.

J