Chopstick Cinema

Celeste Heiter's Adventures in Asian Food & Film

O sweet spontaneous

Chopstick Cinema

I would like to celebrate this first day of spring with one of my favorite poems, and with many thanks to my dear brother Steven for first introducing me to the works of ee cummings.

O sweet spontaneous
earth how often have
the
doting

fingers of
prurient philosophers pinched
and
poked

thee
,has the naughty thumb
of science prodded
thy

beauty .how
often have religions taken
thee upon their scraggy knees
squeezing and

buffeting thee that thou mightest conceive
gods
(but
true

to the incomparable
couch of death thy
rhythmic
lover

thou answerest
them only with

spring)

e.e. cummings