naughty naughty behaviour

 

One of my favourite poems from this collection.

 

 

14.

 

i like my body when it is with your

body. It is so quite new a thing.

Muscles better and nerves more.

i like your body. i like what it does,

i like its hows. i like to feel the spine

of your body and its bones, and the trembling

-firm-smooth ness and which i will

again and again and again

kiss,     i like kissing this and that of you,

i like, slowly stroking the, shocking fuzz

of your electric fur, and what-is-it comes

over parting flesh . . . . And eyes big love-crumbs,

 

and possibly i like the thrill

 

of under me you so quite new

 

 

 

~ from ‘100 Selected Poems: e.e. cummings’ (1954 [orig. 1923]), Grove Press, New York, p. 16.

 

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