Most this amazing day.

There are some poems that reach so deep, they become part of us that we can call up by heart. This is one for me, ‘I thank you God for most this amazing day’ is a phrase never far from my mind. Something about the inverted syntax seems to sum up that overwhelm, spilling over feeling of joy at creation, at being here in it, at the amazing miracle of it all.

Enjoy the whole poem. It’s spectacular.

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)

e.e. cummings

And for a real treat, here it is sung:

Happy spring!


  1. Matthew · March 23

    I thank God each day for getting me up and out of my bed. It is funny how my perspective has changed as I age. My hope for all of us as humans is to appreciate all that we have, in so many varied ways, as quickly as we can. Everyone’s timetable will be different for this appreciation, but it is important to get to the top of the “gratefulness mountain.”

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  2. John Foster · March 23

    Love this. I so appreciate you bringing the best to our attention again and certainly another reminder of why some people deserve and can be remembered with just a couple of letters… ee

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    • Shari Swanson · March 23

      Yes! One of the best! So many of his poems are imprinted on my heart.


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