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

beyond because
and sings and if

of day to yes

1 comment:

Tiffany said...

Haha. I use to really like some of his too, but the punctuation use to drive me CRAZY!