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In Time of Daffodils
by ee cummings
in time of daffodils (who know
the goal of living is to grow)
forgetting why, remember how
in time of lilacs, who proclaim
the aim of waking is to dream,
remember is (forgetting seem)
in time of roses (who amaze
our now and here with paradise)
forgetting if, remember yes
in time of all sweet things beyond
whatever mind may comprehend,
remember seek (forgetting find)
and in a mystery to be
(when time from time shall set us free)
forgetting me, remember me
I had to analyze this poem for English. What my review basically consisted was about how the beauty of this poem consisted in its optimism.
In its capacity of telling you that you ARE able to do what you want to do.
To dream. To be inspired. To adventure.
To grow as much as flowers grow in spring.
This poem by ee cummings, besides all of its literary wonder (count the syllables on each verse!), has an amazing power to motivate.
Be motivated. If you didn't feel it the first time, read it again, and again.
Read it until you feel like a daffodil or a lilac or a rose.
What do you do when you're feeling uninspired?