Lightly child, lightly

i will wade out

till my thighs are steeped in burning flowers
I will take the sun in my mouth
and leap into the ripe air

with closed eyes
to dash against darkness
in the sleeping curves of my body

~ e. e. cummings, from “Crepuscule” in Dreams in the Mirror: A Biography of E.E. Cummings by Richard S. Kennedy


  • Poem – thank you Beth @ Alive on All Channels.  Photo credit.
  • Post Title & Inspiration: Aldous Huxley: “It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them.”


  1. aaaah, e.e.cummings – always a treat. However, on a hot, hot, hot day like today – I feel l ike burning

    already in the 3digit Fahrenheit scale, and it’s not yet 12pm….

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  2. and , thinking of frosty days to come, I welcome every moment of the sun

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  3. Beautiful!
    But no reference to the dripping sweat 😉

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  4. Exactly my plan for the day. And the universe is providing a beautiful day for it. A Lightly day off on the beach.

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  5. Sensous and hot.
    Free and full.


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  6. Yessss… exactly on my agenda for my “weekend”…

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  7. !!!! Never read this in all the years of loving ee’s work. Wow.

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