Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Dive for Dreams

dive for dreams
or a slogan may topple you
(trees are their roots
and wind is wind) 
trust your heart
if the seas catch fire
(and live by love
though the stars walk backward) 
honour the past
but welcome the future
(and dance your death
away at the wedding) 
never mind a world
with its villains or heroes
(for good likes girls
and tomorrow and the earth) 
in spite of everything
which breathes and moves, since Doom
(with white longest hands
neating each crease)
will smooth entirely our minds 
-before leaving my room
i turn, and (stooping
through the morning) kiss
this pillow, dear
where our heads lived and were. 

silently if, out of not knowable 

silently if, out of not knowable 
night's utmost nothing,wanders a little guess 
(only which is this world)more my life does 
not leap than with the mystery your smile 
sings or if (spiraling as luminous 
they climb oblivion)voices who are dreams, 
less into heaven certainly earth swims 
than each my deeper death becomes your kiss 
losing through you what seemed myself,i find 
selves unimaginably mine;beyond 
sorrow's own joys and hoping's very fears 
yours is the light by which my spirit's born: 
yours is the darkness of my soul's return 
-you are my sun,my moon,and all my stars

- ee cummings

Yes I was watching Charlie St. Cloud this weekend when I heard Zac Efron quote ee  cummings (who is undoubtedly my favorite poet of all time). His style and voice are so unique and in every one of his poems I find something to connect to. I was planning on making a "10 things" list of top poems sometime, but realized most of it would consist of ee cummings. At first I didn't think I had heard dive for dreams, but as I was reading through the poem the words became oddly familiar (so I think I have but it must have been awhile ago).

I was a little skeptical about the quality of this movie at first, but it was surprisingly good. Zac Efron's acting wasn't bad and it made me want to go sailing.

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