Sunday, February 1, 2009

The most beautiful place in the world

If you ask me anyway.

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia. The world's largest mirror. The place I would most like to go.

And just a little more beauty for today:

somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond
by E. E. Cummings

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 will easily 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 color 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


  1. Fucking E.E. Cummings. In today's age he would have grammar Nazis upon him.

  2. I see Carolyn's "what the hell" and raise her a "fuck, Kendra!"

    This is a beautiful poem. Fuck Nazi grammar.

  3. I refuse to read it because it is not in the proper grammatical format.