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Sunday, June 22, 2008

Apropos of Sunset

posted by on June 22 at 21:21 PM

Some e. e. cummings (the spacing is his)—wrong season, but whatever:

who are you,little i

(five or six years old)
peering from some high

window;at the gold



of november sunset

(and feeling:that if day
has to become night

this is a beautiful way)

RSS icon Comments

1

I'll tell you what I wish was cumming...an enormous whozeewhatsit!!!

Posted by Christopher Frizzelle's Enormous Whozeewhatsit | June 22, 2008 9:38 PM
2

wow your lame

Posted by you're | June 22, 2008 9:51 PM
3

I love this one.

Thanks.

Posted by V | June 22, 2008 9:58 PM
4

Look at that sweet sunset.

Posted by Catman | June 22, 2008 10:18 PM
5

DO NOT LET AMY KATE READ THIS

OR,PREPARE

FOR HEAD

EXPLOSION

AND LOTS OF RED,BRAIN GUNK ALL AROUND

Posted by John | June 23, 2008 1:24 AM
6

I was always amused that Cummings was not only not responsible for the lack of capitalization in his name when published but was against the decision at the time.

Posted by Sven | June 23, 2008 1:57 AM
7

grammarisforuptightassholes

Posted by jack | June 23, 2008 7:47 AM
8

God, what an insufferable douche he was. I'm glad he's dead.

Posted by Greg | June 23, 2008 8:27 AM
9

On a tangential note, it's apparently a myth (perpetrated incorrectly in the preface to an edition of one of his books!) that E.E. Cummings legally had his named lower-cased and that he generally personally preferred the lower-case style. Neither is true:

http://www.gvsu.edu/english/cummings/caps.htm

via

http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/001808.html

Posted by Simac | June 23, 2008 8:55 AM
10

god,this shit
(this e.e. cummings,shit)

always

gives

me


a.fucking.headache.
(so,stop,already)

Posted by josh b | June 23, 2008 11:49 AM
11

Cummings is the only American poet of the 20th century worth reading.

Posted by Fnarf | June 23, 2008 12:29 PM
12

@11 -- Oh god, fnarf, you're an insufferable dunce.

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | June 23, 2008 5:14 PM

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