E. E. Cummings Poems

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E. E. Cummings
Edward Estlin Cummings (October 14, 1894 September 3, 1962), popularly known as E. E. Cummings, was an American poet, painter, essayist, and playwright. 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 preeminent voice of 20th century poetry, as well as one of the most enduringly popular.

i like my body when it is with your
 
 
i like my body when it is with your
body. It is so quite new a thing.
Muscles better and... [read poem]
delia xxxiii
 
 
When men shall find thy flower, thy glory, pass,
And thou with careful brow sitting alone
... [read poem]
ulysses and the siren
 
 
SIREN:

Come worthy Greek, Ulysses, come,
Possess these shores with me;... [read poem]
next to of course god america i
 
 
"next to of course god america i
love you land of the pilgrims' and so forth oh
say can yo... [read poem]
delia xlv
 
 
Care-charmer Sleep, son of the sable Night,
Brother to Death, in silent darkness born:
Rel... [read poem]
musophilus
 
 
Power above powers, O heavenly eloquence,
That with the strong rein of commanding words... [read poem]
delia vi
 
 
Fair is my love, and cruel as she's fair:
Her brow shades frowns although her eyes are sunny,... [read poem]
delia xlvi
 
 
Let others sing of knights and paladines
In aged accents and untimely words;
Paint shadows... [read poem]
where's madge then,
 
 
Where's Madge then,
Madge and her men?
buried with
Alice in her hair,
(but if yo... [read poem]
delia xxxi (1592 version)
 
 
Look, Delia, how we 'steem the half-blown rose,
The image of thy blush and summer's honour,... [read poem]
delia xxxi (1623 version)
 
 
Look, Delia, how w' esteem the half-blown rose,
The image of thy blush and summer's honour,... [read poem]
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