I am an unabashed fan of e. e. cummings. “i thank you God for most this amazing day” is the first poem of his that I memorized, back when I was in high school. It has stayed with me, and especially on days like today, this Easter day, it comes to mind, because I imagine these words being said or thought by Mary Magdalene, and/or the other disciples, and perhaps even Jesus himself. So I will share it with you (again, I think), and show you some photos I took this weekend.
i thank You God for most this amazing
day; for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything
which is natural which is infinite which is yes
(i who have died am alive again today,
and this is the sun’s birthday; this is the birth
day of life and of love and wings: and of the gay
great happening illimitably earth)
how should tasting touching hearing seeing
breathing any–lifted from the no
of all nothing–human merely being
doubt unimaginable You?
(now the ears of my ears awake and
now the eyes of my eyes are opened)
These photos were taken from around our house, and at Lake Junaluska on Saturday, April 7. 2012. I hope they bring you joy, enough. . .