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Sunday Morning Special in April: Prelude by e.e. cummings


33448063 - trailing roses on garden door ii


by e.e. cummings

into the strenuous briefness
handorgans and April

i charge laughing.
Into the hair-thin tints
of yellow dawn,
into the women-coloured twilight

i smilingly
glide.      I
into the big vermilion departure

(Do you think?)the
i do,world
is probably made
of roses & hello:

(of solongs and,ashes)


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Oh dear. Yeah, I realize it’s Saturday. The train left the station a day early! Said cavalierly. (Am I fretting? Yes.)

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  1. ah, so good, Jennifer. yes. the big vermilion departure. the time we have between the roses and the ashes. YES. this too…”April is the the promise that May is bound to keep”. ~Hal Borland xo

  2. This edition and Mary Jo’s contribution are sustenance for the soul! I’ll add:

    “After all, I don’t see why am always asking for private, individual, selfish miracles when every spring there is white dogwood.”
    – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

  3. Well, it’s Sunday here in Australia. We are still hanging with the roses and G’days.

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