An Amazing Day – meditation in poetry

This is a short poem from e.e. cummings that inspires me, even on my days that are not textbook “Amazing.”

Thank You For This Amazing Day
by e.e. cummings

i thank You God for most this amazing
day: for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything
which is natural which is infinite which is yes

(i who have died am alive again today,
and this is the sun’s birthday; this is the birth
day of life and love and wings: and of the gay
great happening illimitably earth)

how should tasting touching hearing seeing
breathing any-lifted from the no
of all nothing-human merely being
doubt unimaginably You?

(now the ears of my ears awake and
now the eyes of my eyes are opened)

Consider today what it is in your life that, even when the sky is grayed-over with clouds of Bad Times, even when there is more to doubt than there is to believe, and even when there is more to cry for than to laugh for: consider what is within you and around you that leaps with the greenly spirits of trees,

and that which is your infinite yes!

Keep the faith!
– Amen