giant crack willows
burst open with verdant joy
on early release, riding
the breath of an April breeze
Kim M. Russell, 17th April 2019
Sanaa is our host today and she brings us the words of e.e. cummings, which she says were originally meant to astound the Puritanical sensibilities of the 1920s. She has chosen ‘The Mind Is Its Own Beautiful Prisoner’ to demonstrate cummings’ interest in love and the erotic.
Sanaa gives us as a frame of interest the title of the poem from which to write a new poem in our choice of form or in free verse. I chose to write a tanka.