this should come as no surprise.

April 17, 2011

I took thelma out for her very first ride of 2k11, and it was as wonderful as I thought it would be. I once heard someone ask a friend in class, "Who did you fall in love with for the first time?" and she replied, "Oh it was with my bicycle" -- I thought about that this afternoon as I pedaled all the way to center street and back.

And lets be honest, spring is worth celebrating. And if there is anyone who adores springtime and red bicycles with wicker baskets as much as me, it would probably be ee cummings. So because this is a favorite, and because it's a tradition -- after spending a whole day riding my bicycle, and a whole night watching love movies on the balcony (picnic basket/twinkle lights/Ewan McGregor singing and all), this poem is most definitely worth sharing.


sweet spring is yourtime is my time is our time 
for springtime is love time
and viva sweet love

(all the merry little birds are
flying in the floating in the
very spirits singing in
are winging in the blossoming)
lovers go and lovers come
awandering awondering
but any two are perfectly
alone there's nobody else alive


(secretly adoring shyly
tiny winging darting floating
merry in the blossoming
always joyful selves are singing)
sweet spring is yourtime is my time is our time 
for springtime is lovetime
and viva sweet love
-ee cummings

really, though... viva sweet love.


Jane Garner said...

i am obsessed with you movie on the balcony idea. twinkle lights always always always make any situation better. have you ever heard of postsecret? I was looking at one of the books the other day at my friends house and one of the secrets someone sent in said, "I like sending strangers ee cummings poems in the mail".

Mary said...

What a happy awesome post. The poem made me smile - I haven't read cummings in a while, and Spring may be the best time to read his poetry. Love it.

Brooke Cushman said...

I want a bike like that! I want to become one of "those" people, who ride bikes all the time! I told the husband that is our Christmas gift to eachother. . .

I'll take the picnic basket too!

Brittany said...

Can I do this with you next time?? I'm feeling like I need a little Kelsie in my life.

7upkels said...

@Britt - I need you in my life more. Time for our spring picnic to be scheduled!

Caiti said...

:) LOVE the poem. Happy Easter!

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