here’s to opening and upward, to leaf and to sap
and to your(in my arms flowering so new)
self whose eyes smell of the sound of rain

and here’s to silent certainly mountains;and to
a disappearing poet of always,snow
and to morning;and to morning’s beautiful friend
twilight(and a first dream called ocean)and

let must or if be damned with whomever’s afraid
down with ought with because with every brain
which thinks it thinks,nor dares to feel(but up
with joy;and up with laughing and drunkenness)

here’s to one undiscoverable guess
of whose mad skill each world of blood is made
(whose fatal songs are moving in the moon

Analysis, meaning and summary of e.e. cummings's poem here’s to opening and upward

2 Comments

  1. silvia says:

    I used the first stanza on a birth announcement for my daughter. I love it!

  2. Maxey says:

    This is one of my favorire Cummings poems. No is more real a poet than him.

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