i love you much(most beautiful darling)

more than anyone on the earth and i
like you better than everything in the sky

-sunlight and singing welcome your coming

although winter may be everywhere
with such a silence and such a darkness
noone can quite begin to guess

(except my life)the true time of year-

and if what calls itself a world should have
the luck to hear such singing(or glimpse such
sunlight as will leap higher than high
through gayer than gayest someone’s heart at your each

nearness)everyone certainly would(my
most beautiful darling)believe in nothing but love

– e.e. cummings

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I first posted this poem on my blog on Good Friday of this year. I could not find the words to express just how I felt in the face of God’s limitless love, compassion and mercy. I did not possess the grace of expression David the prophet and the king did, and although e.e. cummings has an exceptionally unique style, he captured just what I wanted to say to our Savior. I like sharing this poem because to me it reads like a prayer of praise and love. Sometimes, “I love You” just doesn’t feel like it’s enough. Why do I love You? How do I love You? It’s all up there in that poem. If you didn’t see it on the first read, I urge you to go back and read it over again.

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