Chopstick Cinema

Celeste Heiter's Adventures in Asian Food & Film

Casual Friday: Welcoming Spring with a Favorite Poem

Chopstick Cinema

This Week's Film: Snow Falling on Cedars
Cuisine: Japan

To mark tomorrow’s passage into spring, I’m celebrating with one of my favorite poems, and many thanks to my 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


e.e. cummings