we realize we are more
snow than star, and melting
fast into a vast and
unstringed sky. The Milky
Way’s a helix twist
of fate and falling, hidden
’twixt the waning of this
crescent home. We’re high
on helium, hope,
who knows if the moon’s
a balloon,coming out of a keen city
in the sky–filled with pretty people?
– E.E. Cummings
Another Q44 for dVerse. Come play!
This is really quite beautiful–as we melt back into the universe. And the e.e.cummings quote is wow!
Love the unique title, and this line: helix twist
of fate and falling ~
That ee cummings quote is very inspiring ~
The poem itself dances.
This is just stunning. The hope and lack is such a twist in itself.
This is one of my favs lines from ee! Your title and helix make me happy:)
so many twists here…love the cummings’ quote and your title…
Oh yes! This poem has a glow! I love the phrases ‘we are more/snow than star’ and ‘We’re high
on helium, hope,/and lack.’ I’m breathless!
I flipping LOVE this poem, De! Those first three lines are so, so good.
Sooo subtle. Lovely.
oh that helix twist! 🙂 and high on helium…smiling at this part!
This is lovely. I especially like the final line.
What a cool title and that last line…love!
Sounds like a trip to the dentist. Lol! Don’t know where that came from (the last lines.) That’s scary, more snow that star, but so true!