Babette Deutsch: e e cummingsesq: A review of his 50 Poems

:dearmrcummings it is

late

r than you th

ink ;printersink s

                    print

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                        ill

        ing(

                ver)

                    the

                    page doesnt

 

excite or delight us

the same way anymore ;not

that we ask you to stop (look Listen)

 

drinking

at the pierian sp

 

                        ring (aroundarosie)

 

;but you must be

careful or you will get

all

 

!wet

we also admire

win-

 

        tree trunk leaf sky & sn

o wfl

akes ;prettygirls littlechildr

 

en-

during moons sl

0 wtwi

lights flowers & loves brief

mercies

;and we like your

impudent balla

dry

;but

it is

nineteenfortyone mrcummings

,and you must forgive us

if we sometimes

y

    aaaw

                n

;because it is

appallingly

late.

hell is a thirsty place

and only

a draught from the top of

helicon will do ;we are not asking you for

something new ,simply

few

and (er

)or better

?poems

 

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Title Babette Deutsch: e e cummingsesq: A review of his 50 Poems Type of Content Book Review
Criticism Author Babette Deutsch Criticism Target E. E. Cummings
Criticism Type Poet Originally Posted 04 Aug 2021
Publication Status Excerpted Criticism Publication e e cummingsesq: A review of his 50 Poems
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