Tuesday, November 29, 2011

"Fuck grammar, I love you."

This is the e.e. cummings poem that started my love of e.e. cummings. I like it because I think he's basically saying, "Fuck grammar, I love you."


since feeling is first
who pays any attention
to the syntax of things
will never wholly kiss you;

wholly to be a fool
while Spring is in the world

my blood approves,
and kisses are a far better fate
than wisdom
lady i swear by all flowers. Don't cry
--the best gesture of my brain is less than
your eyelids' flutter which says

we are for eachother: then
laugh, leaning back in my arms
for life's not a paragraph

And death i think is no parenthesis

- e.e. cummings

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