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73 Poems

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ISBN-10: 0871401835

ISBN-13: 9780871401830

Edition: 2003

Authors: E. E. Cummings, George James Firmage

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List price: $12.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 8/17/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 80
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

A Harvard University graduate, e e cummings lived in Greenwich Village and spent his summers on a farm in New Hampshire. He was born on October 14, 1894, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. While working for the American Red Cross in France in 1917, cummings was mistakenly imprisoned for several months. This experience resulted in the publication of a novel, The Enormous Room (1922). Although he went on to write other prose, it is for his poetry that he is best known. He also published plays, wrote a ballet, and was a respected painter. He was awarded many honors for his work, including the 1958 Bollingen Prize for poetry and the National Book Award in 1955. Although he used many techniques to…    

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for any ruffian of the sky
seeker of truth
SONG
the first of all my dreams was of
fair ladies tall lovers
it's
plant Magic dust
now is a ship
because it's
humble one(gifted with
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n
nobody could in superhuman flights
everybody happy?
fearlessandbosomy
why
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nite)
insu nli gh t
a grin without a
if seventy were young
in heavenly realms of hellas dwelt
"right here the other night something
the greedy the people
one winter afternoon
POEM(or
all which isn't singing is mere talking
christ but they're few
"nothing" the unjust man complained
the trick of finding what you didn't lose
if in beginning twilight of winter will stand
now that, more nearest even than your fate
silently if, out of not knowable
white guardians of the universe of sleep
your homecoming will be my homecoming -
a round face near the top of the stairs
n
may I be gay
now I lay(with everywhere around)
what time is it? it is by every star
out of midsummer's blazing most not night
without the mercy of
t,h;r:u;s,h;e:s
faithfully tinying at twilight voice
while a once world slips from
but
who are you, little i
of all things under our
timeless
i
"could that" i marvelled "be
mi(dreamlike)st
& sun &
who is this
2 little whos
one
now does our world descend
(listen)
"o purple finch please tell me why
"though your sorrows not
D-re-A-mi-N-gl-Y
enter no(silence is the blood whose flesh
what is
!hope
pity his how illimitable plight
how many moments must(amazing each
wild(at our first)beasts uttered human words
all worlds have halfsight, seeing either with
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