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Mid-Month Meditation for March: O sweet spontaneous earth

March 15, 2014

Editor’s note: We encourage our readers to take these mid-month meditations as an opportunity to take a short break from everything else.  Rather than treating these posts the way you would any other post, set aside 10 minutes someplace quiet and semi-private to have an experience.  Take a minute to relax first.  After reading the post, take a few minutes to let the experience sink in.  If it feels right, leave a comment.

O sweet spontaneous

earth how often have

fingers of
prurient philosophers pinched

, has the naughty thumb
of science prodded

beauty, how
often have religions taken
thee upon their scraggy knees
squeezing and

buffeting thee that thou mightest conceive

to the incomparable
couch of death thy

thou answerest

them only with


“O sweet spontaneous”, by e.e. cummings (1894-1962), originally published in The Dial Volume LXVIII, Number 5 (May 1920).

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  1. Sue Harkowa permalink
    March 15, 2014 7:46 am

    One of my all time favourite poems! Thank you!

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