you shall above all things be glad and young.

you shall above all things be glad and young.
For if you’re young, whatever life you wear

it will become you;and if you are glad
whatever’s living will yourself become
Girlboys may nothing more than boygirls need:
i can entirely her only love

whose any mystery makes every man’s
flesh put space on;and his mind take off time

that you should ever think,may god forbid
and(in his mercy)your true lover spare:
for that way knowledge lies,the foetal grave
called progress,and negation’s dead undoom.

I’d rather learn from one bird how to sing
than teach ten thousand stars how not to dance

ee cummings – “you shall above all things be glad and young.”

>>> Happy Monday! I hope you enjoyed your weekend. Monday always approaches a little too fast – but I’m ready to face the week head-on. Optimistically, of course. Today I want to share one of my favorite poems by E.E. Cummings. While there are several ways to interpret the words, what I think the author is saying is that life is made up of how we live it. Not the length of life, but instead the width. Life is about experiences. Life is about being the absolute best you can be RIGHT. NOW. The poem is also a refreshing reminder to be positive – that who you are now is what you’ll become. 

Have a great rest of your day! What do you think this poem means? And what other poems are your favorite? Please share! xoxo

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