Thursday, August 9, 2012

Someone-ness - poetry

I love the poet E. E. Cummings.  There was a time when I was trying to write in his style, but of course I'll never be as good.  But isn't that how musicians, artists, poets, etc develop their own style?  By studying and copying others before branching out and adding their own flavor to things?  Maybe, maybe not... Either way, here's a poem I wrote 6 years ago, yet the words have so much more meaning now that Peter is in my life!  (Cue the "awwwws" and, more likely, eye rolls...)

This earth,
            This world,
                        This galaxy,
                                    This universe…
            Can not be enough,
Your “someone-ness.”
            You could be
                        My happy,
My golden sunshine day;
                        My silly,
My joyful glee;
                        My honest,
My true, unselfish consistency.
Someone to be surely it all.
            Nothing is enough
Without your “someone-ness.”


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