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How Does She Touch You?

Posted: Sat, Jan 06 2007, 12:04 AM
by Knoted4ever
Will you blossom into what dances harmoniously, in unity, with the wind?... or will you merely trip, fall, and crash into cringing darkness, with separative nose-diving ineptness?





from E.E. Cummings:



__________POST IMPRESSIONS_________




the wind is a Lady with
bright slender eyes(who

moves)at sunset
and who—touches—the
hills without any reason

(i have spoken with this
indubitable and green person “Are
You the Wind?â€

Re: How Does She Touch You?

Posted: Sat, Jan 06 2007, 02:29 PM
by Hector Herrera
Knoted 4ever !!!
Even the name is artistic, Does the K mean anything, and does "noted" means "a seen note" and of couse 4ever means just that. I guess. :roll:
Hmmm...
From the beggining of my humble appeareance in this forum, I have been reading your writtings, and they capture my attention, to the point that NOW, i know who E.E. Cummings is or was!!!
I have a question 4U. Do you have poems of your own?, it would be a real thrill to admire your very own writtings.
When I was young I used to writte "Love letter" to my ex-girlfriend and some of my friends would ask me to writte some for their girl-friends. They were very romantic and poetics at times, simple but subtle, casuals and originals.
I do enjoy your postings. :up:

[Here Cummings constructs an imaginary interview in which he connects his painting with his poetry.]

Why do you paint?
For exactly the same reason I breathe.
That’s not an answer.
There isn’t any answer.
How long hasn’t there been any answer?
As long as I can remember.
And how long have you written?
As long as I can remember.
I mean poetry.
So do I.
Tell me, doesn’t your painting interfere with your writing?
Quite the contrary: they love each other dearly.
They’re very different.
Very: one is painting and one is writing.
But your poems are rather hard to understand, whereas your paintings are so easy.
Easy?
Of course--you paint flowers and girls and sunsets; things that everybody understands.
I never met him.
Who?
Everybody.
Did you ever hear of nonrepresentational painting?
I am.
Pardon me?
I am a painter, and painting is nonrepresentational.
Not all painting.
No: housepainting is representational.
And what does a housepainter represent?
Ten dollars an hour.
In other words, you don’t want to be serious--
It takes two to be serious.
Well let me see...oh yes, one more question: where will you live after this war is over?
In China; as usual.
China?
Of course.
Wherabouts in China?
Where a painter is a poet.

from E. E. Cummings, A Miscellany Revised. Edited by George Firmage, New York: October House, 1965. 316-17.

Re: How Does She Touch You?

Posted: Sat, Jan 06 2007, 09:21 PM
by Knoted4ever
Thanks Hector; i'm very glad that you too are very appreciative of poetry! 8)

Regarding "Knoted4ever"; it, of course, does not merely refer to knotted up kite lines; K is what people used to call the philosopher J. Krishnamurti (as a nickname) while he was alive; noted refers to "having noted"... and the rest is self explanatory. J. Krishnamurti was a philosopher that i am really appreciative of. i attended some of his talks, in England, when he was alive; i even talked with him in private some. Read something by him sometime, if you wish; it is really interesting and there is a lot of real depth there. If you would like, you can go to http://tuljo.store20.com/krishnamurti/ and click on the transcripts from the book entitled "The Flight of the Eagle". The online transcripts from that book, which is a good introduction to him, have some typos and flaws... but should be OK to read, nonetheless; if you read it, i hope it doesn't put you too much into a shock!

i have written poetry myself, in the past; one of these times maybe i'll include something which i have written.

i enjoyed the excerpts from the Miscellany Revised Book that you quoted; i have that fine book! E.E. Cummings' art can be seen, and even purchased (though the prices are high) at: http://eecummingsart.com/




from E.E. Cummings:



blue the triangular why

of a dream(with
crazily
eyes of window)may

be un

less it
were(floati
ng through

never)a kite

like face of
the child who's
every

child(&

therefore invisible)anyhow you
've(whoever
we are)stepped carefully o

ver(&i)some

newer
than life(or than
death)is on

f

ilthi
es
t

sidewalk blossoming glory

Re: How Does She Touch You?

Posted: Sat, Jan 06 2007, 11:03 PM
by Hector Herrera
Knoted 4ever..
I've got to be very honest with you. I feel that my English is not good enough to understand the depth.
I half way read Flight of the Eagle, and the reason for doing so, is that I don't like to get deep into someone's mind. Krishnamurty is Ok. but not for me.

Shock? Not at all, I was ready, was I?
Fear? discipline? outward, inward expression of freedom?
Let me borrow two cents from someone...(cause don't have any of my own)
"Reality"...that's what matters. To me.
Please forgive my simplicity, but that's my level of unconsciousness.
:roll:

Re: How Does She Touch You?

Posted: Sun, Jan 07 2007, 01:22 PM
by Knoted4ever
Hector Herrera wrote:Knoted 4ever..
I've got to be very honest with you. I feel that my English is not good enough to understand the depth.
I half way read Flight of the Eagle, and the reason for doing so, is that I don't like to get deep into someone's mind. Krishnamurty is Ok. but not for me.

Shock? Not at all, I was ready, was I?
Fear? discipline? outward, inward expression of freedom?
Let me borrow two cents from someone...(cause don't have any of my own)
"Reality"...that's what matters. To me.
Please forgive my simplicity, but that's my level of unconsciousness.
:roll:



i understand, Hector; no problem! But please be careful not to merely accept "Reality" for what you've been taught... for that, for most of us, is primarily conflict, competition, comparison, fear, looking at things through the screen of separation, and adherence to authority.