e.e. cummings
poetry
#1

o the sun comes up up-up in the opening

sky
(THE ALL THE
ANY MERRY EVERY PRETTY EACH

BIRD SINGS BIRDS SING
GAY-BE-GAY BECAUSE TODAY'S TODAY
)THE
ROMP CRIES I AND THE ME PURRS

YOU AND THE GENTLE
WHO-HORNS SAYS-DOES MOO-WOO
(THE PRANCE WITH THE
THREE WHITE ITS STIMPSTAMPS
)

THE GRINTGRUNT WUGGLEWIGGLE
CHAMPYCHUMPCHOMPS YES
THE SPECKLED STRUT BEGINSTO SCRETCH
AND
SCRATCH-SCRUTCH

AND SCRITCH
(WHILE
THE NO-SHE-YES-HE FLUFFIES TITTLE
TATTLE DID-HE-DOES-SHE
)&THE

REE RAY RYE ROH
ROWSTER SHOUTS

RAWR
OO
#2

BECAUSE IT'S

SPRING
THING
S

DARE TO DO PEOPLE

(&NOT
THE OTHER WAY

ROUND
) BECAUSE IT

'S
A
PRIL

LIVES LEAD THEIR OWN

PERSONS
(IN
STEAD

OF EVERYBODYELSE'S
) BUT

WHAT'S WHOLLY
MARVELLOUS MY

DARLING

IS THAT YOU
&
I ARE MORE THAN YOU

&I (BE

CA
US

E
IT'S WE)






#3

IT'S
SO DAMN SWEET WHEN
ANYBODY
YES ;NO

MATTER WHO, SOME

TOTAL
(PREFERABLY
BLONDE
OF COURSE
)

OR ON THE OTHER

WELL
YOUR OLDEST
PAL
FOR INSTANCE
(OR

;WHY
EVEN
I
SUPPOSE
ONE
'S WIFE
)

-DOES DOESN'T UNSAYS SAYS LOOKS SMILES

OR SIMPLE IS
WHAT MAKES
YOU FEEL YOU
AREN'T

6 OR 6
TEEN OR SIXTY
000,000
ANYBODYELSES-

BUT FOR ONCE

(IMAG
-INE
)

Y
OU





#4

Me up at does

out of the floor
quietly
Stare

a poisened mouse


still who alive

is asking
What
have i dont that

You wouldn't have