I will wade out
Till my thighs
Are steeped
In burning flowers

I will take the sun
In my mouth
And leap into
The ripe air
Alive with closed eyes

To dash
Against darkness

In the sleeping curves
Of my body

I shall enter
Fingers
Of smooth mastery

With chasteness
Of sea-girls
Will I complete
The mystery
Of my flesh
Will I
Complete
The mystery
Of my flesh
My flesh


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Sun in My Mouth Lyrics as written by Bjork Gudmundsdottir E. E. Cummings

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    Its about her masturbating.

    In the sleeping curves of my body I Shall enter fingers Of smooth mastery With chasteness of sea-girls Will I complete the mystery Of my flesh Will I complete the mystery Of my flesh

    Or discovering her own body.

    K4laon February 08, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    oh by the way, only these lines where written by e. e. cummings:

    I will wade out Till my thighs are steeped In burning flowers

    from then on it was all written by bjork

    coldclayon September 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    This song is a great example of poetry in the form having the sun in your pocket.

    MoggetTheCaton April 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    i cant even begin to think about how beautiful this song is...ee cummings plus bjork..oh man,.

    slinkstersarson July 04, 2004   Link
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    well- to me- this song suggests that time where you wonder who in the HELL you are- what is your purpose on this earth- where your in the void- maybe at 18 maybe at 30- whatever age it may be most - i would assume - one day decide that they have no clue what they want to be their goal/s in life- I have already come to this point and i am 18 - i am in a void- i also feel that this song states how she wants someone to touch the outer curvey of her body and feel how beautiful she is- where she says "i will take the sun in my mouth" the sun would exit through poors- which would let a person see the inner emotion of your being--------the burning flowers may be people she wants to make see her ---make them REALLY look at her

    star_phu_ker2003on February 02, 2005   Link
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    "With chasteness of sea-girls" is what cummings originally wrote though in the vespertine booklet the line reads:

    "With chasteness of seagulls"

    laurelinwyntreon February 29, 2008   Link
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    umm.........does anybody else really wanna know what this song or poem is about ?? I love the song but uhh... In the sleeping curves of my body Shall enter fingers ????

    Robin+Music+Loveon September 21, 2008   Link
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    this song is obviously about touching herself and discovering her own sexuality and enjoying her own sexuality

    coldclayon September 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
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    *were lol

    coldclayon September 23, 2008   Link
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    I Will Wade Out E. E. Cummings

    i will wade out till my thighs are steeped in burning flowers I will take the sun in my mouth and leap into the ripe air Alive with closed eyes to dash against darkness in the sleeping curves of my body Shall enter fingers of smooth mastery with chasteness of sea-girls Will i complete the mystery of my flesh I will rise After a thousand years lipping flowers And set my teeth in the silver of the moon

    SkiingtripBarneyon September 28, 2008   Link

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