e. e. cummings: if there are any heavens

Recent Posts

Die Grünen hybrider Kongress 2021

Hybrid courses

In the summer of 2021, I had the pleasure of attending a hybrid congress in Berlin: Die Grünen were kicking off their election campaign. The

Read More »
Relaunching

Relaunch

It’s the end of summer, we’re back home from long days in the sun and on the water, and it’s back to classes and many

Read More »

Talk at BESIG 2021 for Cornelsen

Managing your hybrid course with Cornelsen’s Basis for Business Summary This 30-minute talk aimed to give Business English trainers an overview of lessons learned in

Read More »

if there are any heavens my mother will(all by herself)have
one. It will not be a pansy heaven nor
a fragile heaven of lilies-of-the-valley but
it will be a heaven of blackred roses

my father will be(deep like a rose
tall like a rose)

standing near my

(swaying over her
silent)
with eyes which are really petals and see

nothing with the face of a poet really which
is a flower and not a face with
hands
which whisper
This is my beloved my

(suddenly in sunlight

he will bow,

& the whole garden will bow)


Muff, 31 Dec. 1922 – 20 Nov. 2009

Comments

3 Responses

  1. This reminds me of a book i read that was really good.
    Unfortunately i can’t remember the title of the book!
    It might have been Lovely Bones – which is a good book – but as i write that i doubt it.
    The premise in the book is that each person’s heaven is personal and full of what that individual would have filled it with at the time they died.
    The main character discovers hers as she explores it and of course sometimes different people’s heavens overlap.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

More
articles