Friday, March 14, 2014

Poetry Friday Perhaps

My one little word/thought/phrase for this year was a sense of expectation that something new, some kind of change was in the air. It seems to be the case. And while new exciting changes can be wonderful, they also come with challenges. 

This poem from E.E. Cummings captures my mood as spring steadily approaches. 

Spring is like a perhaps hand
by E. E. Cummings


Spring is like a perhaps hand
(which comes carefully
out of Nowhere)arranging
a window,into which people look(while
people stare
arranging and changing placing
carefully there a strange
thing and a known thing here)and

changing everything carefully

spring is like a perhaps
Hand in a window

Read the rest here.

Kara hosts the Roundup at Rogue Anthropologist today. 


  1. Love and Spring -- two of Cummings' best themes. Nice to read this poem again. :)

  2. Dori,
    I love Cumming's "mud-licious" in THE BALLOON MAN. You can hear him reading here:

    Thanks for this delightful post.

  3. At least this year, spring really does tip-toe carefully, here today, gone tomorrow. Cummings was brilliant, wasn't he?

    1. Yes. Brilliant. Who else writes spring like he does?

  4. That sounds like a poem, Michelle!

  5. :) Love the gentle simplicity of this viewpoint on spring. Its a subtle time, especially in the very beginning like this, eh?

  6. Cummings puts it perfectly. Yes, "a perhaps hand". = )