I love Etsy treasuries. I love making them and I love it when one of my pieces is featured in one. A treasury is just such a cool way of discovering little treats on Etsy that you may not have come across before. But I have another reason for loving them. Whenever I make (or see) a treasury that has a literary theme, inevitably I discover some quote or reference that I don’t know and once I have looked it up, I find that I have a new poem that I love or a new must-read book!
Today, I had that experience when I was putting together this e. e. cummings themed treasury.
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It isn’t my first cummings – themed treasury. I had a lot of fun putting one togetherinspired by the poem, Maggy and Milly and Molly and May, but this time I wanted to branch out beyond just one poem.
I had my pick of wonderful items with quotes from the poem, i carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart). I am particularly fond of this new print by Sargent Illustration, and of course I am partial to this my own e. e. cummings poetry pendant. But I also wanted to find some not – so – popular quotes to feature in my treasury so I was thrilled when I found a decal that says: “The world is mud-lucious and puddle wonderful!” which led me to discover (and fall in love with) this poem.
I think what is really speaking to me about it is that I am really suffering from winter fatigue. As I speak there are piles of ice and snow outside my window that are depressingly high and we are expecting another storm next week.
But when Spring thaw comes, all of this will melt and soften. Instead of hard, scratching, hacking sounds of dealing with ice and snow, there will be the flow of water as the runoff from melted snow flows down the curb of my street. The ground will be soft and mushy and mud – lucious. April showers – with the music of raindrops hitting my window – will replace February blizzards. The world will start to turn green and brown instead of white and grey and little kids will laugh splash through a puddle wonderful world.
This poem gives me something to hold on through the last bitter weeks of winter and for that, Mr. Cummings, you have my most sincere thanks.