Thursday, February 7, 2019

yes I said yes I will Yes —James Joyce


true lovers in each happening of their hearts
live longer than all which and every who;
despite what fear denies,what hope asserts,
what falsest both disprove by proving true

(all doubts,all certainties,as villains strive
and heroes through the mere mind’s poor pretend
—grim comics of duration:only love
immortally occurs beyond the mind)

such a forever is love’s any now
and her each here is such an everywhere,
even more true would truest lovers grow
if out of midnight dropped more suns than are

(yes;and if time should ask into his was
all shall,their eyes would never miss a yes)

–E. E. Cummings



  1. If the poet is James Joyce, why do I see -E.E. Cummings' name?

  2. the poem is E. E. Cummings', the quote in the title bar is from James Joyce