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one of my favorites, recorded this for the music room

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 colour 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

- e e cummings
 
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one of my favorites, recorded this for the music room

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 colour 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

- e e cummings
Nice recording. :) ee cummings is one of my favorite poets.
 

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I first read this poem a decade ago and became somewhat obsessed with making osso buco. It wasn't until tonight that I had the space, time, materials, and confidence to give it a try. It came out perfectly. Thanks, Billy.

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Would you know why there's death, and tears, and blood,
And wrenching hearts out by their shrieking roots


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I will spunge out the sweetness of my heart,
And suck up horror; woman's thoughts I'll kill,
And leave their bodies rotting in my mind,
Hoping their worms will sting; although not man,
Yet will I out of hate engender much,—
I'll be the father of a world of ghosts,
And get the grave with a carcase.
-Thomas Lovell Beddoes

This is part of a MUCH longer poem if you're interested in reading more.

http://www.poetryexplorer.net/poem.php?id=10037468
 
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I first read this poem a decade ago and became somewhat obsessed with making osso buco. It wasn't until tonight that I had the space, time, materials, and confidence to give it a try. It came out perfectly. Thanks, Billy.

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I know you posted this forever ago, but I didn't realize there was a poetry forum. This is one of my favorite Billy Collins poems, read in the sweetest way. I love Billy, but my heart belongs to Ted Kooser, whom I love almost as much as this...

 

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I know you posted this forever ago, but I didn't realize there was a poetry forum. This is one of my favorite Billy Collins poems, read in the sweetest way. I love Billy, but my heart belongs to Ted Kooser, whom I love almost as much as this...

This is the CUTEST THING!!! <3 <3 <3
 
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