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e.e.cummings poem 95

I love e.e. cummings. do you have any more obscurer poems that you like? (by anyone)


i thank You God for most this amazing
day:for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and a blue true dream of sky;and for everything
which is natural which is infinite which is yes

(i who have died am alive again today,
and this is the sun’s birthday;this is the birth
day of life and of love and wings:and of the gay
great happening illimitably earth)

how should tasting touching hearing seeing
breathing any—lifted from the no
of all nothing—human merely being
doubt unimaginable You?

(now the ears of my ears awake and
now the eyes of my eyes are opened)

- from his book 100 Selected Poems
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Entwistle · 51-55, M
I like the poems of John Cooper Clarke. Brilliant Stuff!
Entwistle · 51-55, M
[@533101,Penny] Beasley Street is social commentary and Twat is a funny poem.
Penny · 41-45, F
[@589276,Entwistle] I only read half of Beasley Street (it was kind of long) Twat reminds me of how my ex-husband talks lol
Penny · 41-45, F
[@589276,Entwistle] lol cool

Two-tone stretch nylon yellow stripes on navy blue
I got a brand new track suit
I got the old one too
I got the old one too

I got a new track suit
I wear it every day
Keeps me cool and casual
I wore it yesterday

I got a new track suit
I wear it everywhere
Track me down to the training ground
Maybe I’ll be there
Maybe I’ll be there

Wearing my brand new track suit
Medicine ball to boot
Knee pads, an airline bag
And the overall smell of Brut
The overall smell of Brut

Expert eyes have scrutinized
And scientists agree
One track suit would suffice
But you’re better off with three
You’re better off with three

Two-tone stretch nylon yellow stripes on navy blue
I got a new track suit
I got the old one-two
I got the old one-two
He’s not in my top ten, but definitely in my top twenty. I love poetry and he is very good.
Harmonium1923 · 51-55, M
He is brilliant. One of my favorites.
Entwistle · 51-55, M
Leonard Cohen was a great poet too.
Pfuzylogic · M
He refused to capitalize many words.
Two of my favorites poems are written by T.S. Eliot: “The naming of cats” and “The Hollow Men”.
Penny · 41-45, F
[@3118,Pfuzylogic] cool. thanks. I like towards the ending of The Hollow Men. nice :)
Pfuzylogic · M
[@533101,Penny] Poetry is a main venue for my artistic expression.
Abstraction · 56-60, M
This is stunning. Brings me to tears.

[b]Burial Ceremony [/b][i]Hungary 1956-62[/i]

Bury them deep
under the muffling weight
of six years’ trivia

Heap over them
the shining excrement of those
who feed on forgetting.

Under the bright
inconsequence of headlines
shut them up good.

Under the recurring
tragedy of the football star’s
slipped cartilage,

Under the ticker-taped
processionals of beauty-queens, all
gloriously living,

Under the fretful barrage
of politicians breaking public wind
to ease the embarrassment

Of breathing when so many
better men lie
elsewhere breathless

Under the brute siesta
of nation-states where freedom
remains a quaint local custom...

[b]...and beat drum, beat
For these Hungarian souls
Whom anger simplified
Until all answers seemed
The same, a bloody sum,
And every schoolboy in the torn-up streets
Wept to see fulfilled
The aching paradox
That life belongs to those alone
Who loving it, stand ready
To pay it the smoke-blackened
Compliment of their death...

Beat, drum, beat.
(Vale Bruce Dawe, Poet, 15 February 1930 – 1 April 2020)
AllAboutLaffs · 70-79, M
I'm a big fan of E.E. ....👍
LesbianLove · 26-30, F
Nice :)
JohnnyO · 36-40, M
[@533101,Penny] So what do you think of The Rock & Would You Do Him
JohnnyO · 36-40, M
[@533101,Penny] So what do you thunk of Mike Colter & Would You Do Him
Montanaman · M
Brown Penny
William Butler Yeats

I whispered, 'I am too young,'
And then, 'I am old enough';
Wherefore I threw a penny
To find out if I might love.
'Go and love, go and love, young man,
If the lady be young and fair.'
Ah, penny, brown penny, brown penny,
I am looped in the loops of her hair.

O love is the crooked thing,
There is nobody wise enough
To find out all that is in it,
For he would be thinking of love
Till the stars had run away
And the shadows eaten the moon.
Ah, penny, brown penny, brown penny,
One cannot begin it too soon.


"I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself."
-D.H. Lawrence,


The sounds, normally go unheard. But in the realm of in betweens, my heartbeat reverberates like a bass drum, my breath like that of a warm autumn breeze, and the wings of a moth, like a ceiling fan in slow motion. To behold the sound of a kiss, the feel, the touch, the taste, soft as a cloud, hard as Passion allowed. Savoring the intensity. It's a shame that other's take all this for granted, never knowing what they will miss. The rustle of anxious dreams.
And the touch of wet lip flesh upon flesh, tongues dancing, heart romancing, naked neck anticipation, yes, neck kisses sending electric signals, and they quickly travel south. A soft decadent moan from your mouth...
And the rustle of anxious dreams.

-Kelly (Me)
Abstraction · 56-60, M
[@701855,Montanaman] A brilliant selection. Sorry is that last section yours? Not many people can really muster words into a truly poetic shape where the syllablesand sounds and images dance against each other. As you have there.
Montanaman · M
[@608929,Abstraction] Thank you, on Both.
Yes, that last one is All Mine.
JohnRing · 51-55, M
He wrote one novel “The Enormous Room” and its one of my favorite books.
Penny · 41-45, F
[@693773,JohnRing] oh cool. i never heard about that i will have to check it out. thanks. :)
JohnRing · 51-55, M
[@533101,Penny] It really set the template for Catch 22, MASH, One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest, etc. The absurdities of war and instituions. And a celebration of weirdos! Based on his real life experience of being an Ambulance Driver in WWI and getting arrested by the French as a spy. It's actually really funny
Penny · 41-45, F
[@693773,JohnRing] that sounds really interesting. thank you :)

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