Monday, February 14, 2011

Who You Are

















It seems appropriate to share this today (read the whole poem here). It hangs above my desk. He's my favourite poet. A teacher introduced us when I was 16. His unhinged syntax just made sense to me. Immediately. And then I began signing my name in lower case, an homage. Yeah. I was sort of a freak. Still am. And I believe e.e. cummings was speaking directly to me when he said, "it takes courage to grow up and become who you really are." Have courage today. Be who you are.

19 comments:

Laoch of Chicago said...

A fine sentiment.

Antares Cryptos said...

i got books today and my cat got so excited that she pooped on the carpet and everyone is off dish detail. i feel loved.

Awesome! *clap*

Antares Cryptos said...

SHE'S BAAAAAACK!

*frantic running*
in circles.
Wrong blog.

Alittlesprite said...

Someone calm Ant down.
"NO RUNNING INSIDE!"
Love the poem, I wish it was longer.

Chelle said...

TS Eliot. I discovered him in English 30 :D

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock is still my all time favourite poem.

Robert Service is a close second.

dbs said...

@LoC Thank you.
@AC Books will do that.
@AC Is she?! I'm happy too.
@Alittlesprite No one has called him Ant for soooo long. Glad you're back.
@Chelle Seriously?! I love it too. I am so proud. At least one person was having a connect to text moment (amidst some of the others who were likely busy with hangovers).

Symdaddy said...

I think that poem would sound nice in purple.

jono said...

Well said that man!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I love the double ee too.

Chelle said...

I likely also had a hangover.

dbs said...

@Symdaddy What a nice idea. Do you work for Oprah?
@jono He sure is.
@DSWS Mee too.
@Chelle Ha! I might have had one too occasionally.
@Kev D.HEY KEV! THE BOYCOTT GUY IS BACK AGAIN!

Vinny C said...

Whoa! Look at AC go.

I've always wished I had the talent for poetry. They have such a way with crafting imagery & evoking emotion.

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Al Penwasser said...

I yam what I yam and that's all that I yam.
Even though this is from a cartoon sailor, I believe it.

Dr. Cynicism said...

Are you telling us that a teacher actually taught you something useful? I thought I was just supposed to stand up there and keep people busy for an hour or so... quit setting the bar so high.

Seriously though, e.e. cummings is the shit.

The Chicken's Consigliere said...

I need to brush up on my e.e. Of course I know who he is but who is he reaalllly. So here's what we'll do. I'll go do my homework (i.e., work on my hangover), and tomorrow I'll cram for 16 minutes -- and I'll meet you back here right after lunch. Hopefully, the dry heaves will be gone by then. You know, I'm sorry, it is late and I meant to say I'm going to go read this poem that you like so much. That's all.

Alittlesprite said...

LOL @ Vinny... I think Ant had way too much caffeine. He's going to burn a circle in dbs' carpet!

G said...

cool poem - great sentiment

Cheeseboy said...

Difinitely something to live by.

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