Monday, April 12, 2010
have you ever studied ee cummings? i had to in high school:only for a week or so. i'm writing this post in all lowercase and added' punctuation in honor of this celebrated american author/artist/playwright butmostlyknownas poet.
he confused me.confounded me.concerned me.
i did not like having to read and understand and recite his poems.
so isnt' it funny that in spite of my utter dislike;; a few of my very favorite [poems] were written by him and everytime i start to write poems they're almost inspired by him!?
because of that, I am dedicating this week of my national poetry month blogging to ee.
i hope you are confused confounded concerned enough to enjoy appreciate
i'll start with a favorite:
may i be gay
like every lark
who lifts his life
from all the dark
who wings his why
and sings and if
of day to yes