e. e. cummings: if i believe

e. e. cummings: if i believe
if i believe in death be sure of this it is because you have loved me, moon and sunset stars and flowers gold creshendo and silver muting of seatides i trusted not,                   one night when in my fingers drooped your shining body when my heart sang between your perfect breasts darkness and beauty of stars was on my mouth petals danced against my eyes and down the singing reaches of my soul spoke the green— greeting pale departing irrevocable sea i knew thee death.                            and when i have offered up each fragrant night,when all my days shall have before a certain face become white perfume only,         from the ashes then thou wilt rise and thou wilt come to her and brush the mischief from her eyes and fold her mouth the new flower with thy unimaginable wings,where dwells the breath of all persisting stars

e. e. cummings: if i believe

if i believe
in death be sure
of this
it is
because you have loved me,
moon and sunset
stars and flowers
gold creshendo and silver muting
of seatides
i trusted not,
                  one night
when in my fingers
drooped your shining body
when my heart
sang between your perfect
breasts
darkness and beauty of stars
was on my mouth petals danced
against my eyes
and down
the singing reaches of
my soul
spoke
the green—
greeting pale
departing irrevocable
sea
i knew thee death.
                           and when
i have offered up each fragrant
night,when all my days
shall have before a certain
face become
white
perfume
only,
        from the ashes
then
thou wilt rise and thou
wilt come to her and brush
the mischief from her eyes and fold
her
mouth the new
flower with
thy unimaginable
wings,where dwells the breath
of all persisting stars

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