Saint Mad

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 O Sweet Spontaneous
Music by Martha Michael and Jim Harris
+ + + A poem by e. e. cummings + + +

OH 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

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Re this song: Martha found the poem and wrote most of the music. Jim helped write harmonies. It's kind of an ode to the Earth.

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