i thank you God for most this amazing… (65)

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 unimaginable You?

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

(e.e. cummings)

Speaking of birthdays, I have two sons who have birthdays during the 12 days of Christmas. Tulasi has his today, and my oldest son, Madhu, had his on December 28th. Madhu is a policeman in Atlanta, Tulasi is a freshman at West Virginia University. Madhu has a 5 year old daughter.