April 9 #Verselove – Breaking the Rules

Break the Rules with Wendy Everard, April 9, 2024

Today we were breaking rules in writing poetry–grammar, poetic, life–any kind of rules and how we wanted to interpret that. I revisited my favorite e.e. cummings poem to use as a mentor. In 2020, I wrote another gratitude poem after his “I thank You God for most this amazing” here. Here’s

Most This Amazing Day
(After e.e. cummings)

i thank You God for most this amazing
day:for the singing worldly whistles of flyingfrees
and the birr of boundless sunstar sinew;and for everything
which is hope which is miracle which is Your yes

(You who died and turned Your grave inside out today,
and this is the Son’s rising;this is the Pax
of promise and of rescue and re-creation:
and You and you are welcome here)