Poetry Turnst(y)le: e e cummings

One of two of my favourite Cummings. This is one of those poems that want be read aloud, coveted and revisited just the same. 

 

since feeling is first

 

since feeling is first

who pays any attention

to the syntax of things

will never wholly kiss you;

 

wholly to be a fool

while Spring is in the world

 

my blood approves,

and kisses are a better fate

than wisdom

lady i swear by all flowers. Don’t cry

– the best gesture of my brain is less than

your eyelids’ flutter which says

 

we are for each other; then

laugh, leaning back in my arms

for life’s not a paragraph

 

And death i think is no parenthesis

 

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