Tuesday, June 15, 2010

If and freckles

Creative Every Day/Flickr Project 365 photo for 6/15/2010:
    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.
    ~e.e. cummings
    Lovely poem, yes?  And, so true.  Except for the freckle part...because the freckled faces of my children are some of the loveliest sights I'll ever see.  
    Don't you agree?