"IF" by e e cummings

Discussion in 'Positive Feelings and Motivational Messages' started by ~Nobody~, Jun 16, 2007.

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  1. ~Nobody~

    ~Nobody~ Well-Known Member

    If freckles were lovely, and day was night,
    And measles were nice and a lie warn't a lie,
    Life would be delight, -
    But things couldn't go right
    For in such a sad plight
    I wouldn't be I.

    If earth was heaven, and now was hence,
    And past was present, and false was true,
    There might be some sense
    But I'd be in suspense
    For on such a pretense
    You wouldn't be you.

    If fear was plucky, and globes were square,
    And dirt was cleanly and tears were glee
    Things would seem fair, -
    Yet they'd all despair,
    For if here was there
    We wouldn't be we.

    It's a great poem, and a very good point indeed :yes:. (Though I do happen to think that freckles are lovely, actually :tongue:)

    Eurgh, it wouldn't include my formatting. Ho hum....
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  2. Hazel

    Hazel SF & Antiquitie's Friend Staff Alumni

    That's a great poem, made me smile. :smile:

    Hate calling you 'Nobody' cos you are a lovely 'somebody', you don't fancy a name change do you? No pressure, it just doesn't fit the person I've seen around the forum these last weeks. :wink:

    :hug: Hazel x
  3. RainbowChaser

    RainbowChaser Well-Known Member

    Hear hear! :thumbup:
  4. Esmeralda

    Esmeralda Well-Known Member

    Nice poem! But, yes, freckles kick ass!
  5. ~Nobody~

    ~Nobody~ Well-Known Member

    :eek:hmy: Wasn't expecting that. Thank you muchly for the compliment but no I would much rather stay as ~Nobody~, calling myself ~Somebody~ would make me feel very uncomfortable. Nobody is what I am, it's better if I just deal with that. Though it is sweet of you to say otherwise.

    That said I do not hunt down and kill the people who call me Noddy/Somebody :tongue:.

    Anyway, I'm pleased people like the poem :smile: I love e e cummings, and this particular poem just seemed to fit a lot with the way we all feel and the truth of the matter.

    :arms: :grouphug:

    x x x
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