i miss poetry

I have been reading about usability theory and about monsters for research. I haven't read poetry in a while and I stumbled on one of my favorite ee cummings poems. I used to love it because it was beautiful and romantic, how I wanted to feel about someone or have someone feel about me. Now, I am drawn to it because it says about Michelle all the things I have not said. And so now I will say them via cummings.


somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond
by e.e. cummings



somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond

any experience,your eyes have their silence:

in your most frail gesture are things which enclose me,

or which i cannot touch because they are too near



your slightest look will easily unclose me

though i have closed myself as fingers,

you open always petal by petal myself as Spring opens

(touching skilfully,mysteriously)her first rose



or if your wish be to close me, i and

my life will shut very beautifully ,suddenly,

as when the heart of this flower imagines

the snow carefully everywhere descending;

nothing which we are to perceive in this world equals

the power of your intense fragility:whose texture

compels me with the color of its countries,

rendering death and forever with each breathing


(i do not know what it is about you that closes

and opens;only something in me understands

the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses)

nobody,not even the rain,has such small hands