Dive For Dreams - E.E. Cummings

I have a soft spot for poetry , it's weird I'm not really a touchy feely person but poetry,quotes,love letters ,music lyrics move my heart in ways I cannot describe. When I watched Charlie St Cloud I will admit I watched it for Zach Efron (he's so handsome) but then I heard the quote by E.E. Cummings and I just had to dig deeper into where this quote came from , finally I found it and I just know the rest of you poetry lovers will enjoy the following Poem.

Dive for dreams

Dive for dreams 
or a slogan may topple you
(trees are their roots and wind is wind)
trust your heart if the sea's catch fire
(and live by love though the stars walk backward)
honor the past but welcome the future
(and dance your death away at the wedding)
never mind a world with its villains or heroes
(for good likes girls and tomorrow and the earth)
in spite of everything
which breathes and moves, since Doom
(with white longest hands neating each crease)
will smooth entirely our minds
before leaving my room,I turn ,and
(stooping through the morning)
kiss this pillow, dear where our heads
lived and were.

Silently if , out of not knowable

Silently if , out of not knowable
nights utmost nothing , wanders a little guess
(only which is this world)
more my life does
not leap than with the mystery your smile 
sings or if (spiraling as luminous they climb
oblivion) voices who are dreams ,
less into heaven certainly earth swims
than each my deeper death becomes your
kiss losing through you what seemed myself,
I find selves unimaginably mine; beyond
sorrows own joys and hoping's fears
yours is the light by which my spirits born:
yours is the darkness of my souls return
-you are my sun,my moon, and all my stars
E.E. Cummings
What is your take on this poem? poetry can often leave one confused like thinking , what on earth does this all mean and yet somewhere within it resonates.


  1. Love ee. cummings we had a reading by her at our wedding.


  2. Hi Amy (you mean him ,right?) ;), thats awesome though his work is quite something. Thank you for the awesome comment & link gonna check your blog out right after I send this reply :)

  3. thanks for share....


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