Writers Quote Wednesday





From e.e. cummings

All in green went my love riding
on a great horse of gold
into the silver dawn.


Perfect words for a morning last week when the warmer air brushed fog off the damp ground. Except I only looked; didn’t have these most perfect words. And finding a camera, let alone focusing it, is beyond my first-thing-in-the-morning self.

Check out Writers Quote Wednesday from Silver Threading. Thanks for the prompt. It’s been years since I read e.e.cummings. This was a good reason to do so.


19 thoughts on “Writers Quote Wednesday

  1. What a lovely quote…and your accompanying words are so vivid that I can imagine the morning scene that you witnessed, even without having snapped a photo!

  2. And then there’s this, from Robert Frost:

    Nature’s first green is gold,
    her hardest hue to hold
    Her early leaf’s a flower
    but only so an hour
    Then leaf subsides to leaf
    As Eden sank to grief
    as dawn goes down to day
    Nothing gold can stay

    And this, from Dylan Thomas:

    The force that through the green fuse drives the flower
    Drives my green age….

    Oh, gosh! It’s not just word association, it’s verse association! Thanks for bringing a couple of my real favorites back to mind!

    1. Interesting. And more than interesting… we writers, we’ll steal about anything! Thanks for bringing these back to my mind too.

      I guess it’s not so odd. The best poets are recreated again and again. I’m sure I’ve transposed a few lines myself. One I know about, but I did credit the poet. And dedicated the poem to her. So maybe I get a slide there.

  3. Janet I love the imagery and the colors that cummings put into his poetry. Some I have reread over and over and I still find delight in the words. Thank you for sharing. ❤

    1. Thank you so much for suggesting him. The best part of this prompt is getting to go back and reread writers who resonate with me. It had been some time since I pulled him down off a shelf.

      1. I agree. I learn something new daily from all the post on WP. Our quote event teaches me even more. ❤

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