Monday, 3 September 2007

e e cummings

On this day in 1962 the poet e. e. cummings died aged 67.

I'd rather learn from one bird how to sing than teach ten thousand stars how not to dance

Edward Estlin Cummings, popularly known as e.e.cummings, was an American poet, painter, essayist, and playwright. He was born on October 14th 1894 and was definitely a man before his time producing in the 1920s poetry which was more akin to that of the 1960s. . His body of work encompasses more than 900 poems, several plays and essays, numerous drawings, sketches, and paintings, as well as two novels. He is remembered as a pre-eminent voice of 20th century poetry, as well as one of the most enduringly popular. I first came across his work in school and have been fond of it ever since.

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

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