“if there are any heavens my mother will” by e. e. cummings

red-rose-side
if there are any heavens my mother will (all by herself) have
one. It will not be a pansy heaven nor
a fragile heaven of lilies-of-the-valley but
it will be a heaven of blackred rosesmy father will be (deep like a rose
tall like a rose)standing near my

(swaying over her
silent)
with eyes which are really petals and see

nothing with the face of a poet really which
is a flower and not a face with
hands
which whisper
This is my beloved my

(suddenly in sunlight

he will bow,

& the whole garden will bow)

– e. e. cummings
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2 comments

  1. Jerry · May 8, 2013

    How is Shirley Ballard doing Jerry Laveroni

    Sent from my iPhone

    • lkthayer · May 10, 2013

      I am sorry to say that Shirley passed away at the end of 2012. Thank you so much for asking
      and caring! – Lisa

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