If I had to choose 3 poets who have inspired me to become a writer, I would choose e.e. cummings, Rumi and T. S. Elliot.
Below is an example of some of e.e. cummings finest work. It is an uplifting poem. He preferred to ignore traditional rules of grammar and punctuation. He also used a lot of lowercase letters. Nonetheless, I wrote my first poem in high school because of him. I enjoy free verse, no rhymes and curious stanzas……all of which make me happy!
i thank You God for most this amazing. . .
by e.e. cummings
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 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)
next time….I will post a wonderful selection from the great Persian Poet….Rumi