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"i like my body when it is with your body. It is so quite new a thing. Muscles better and nerves more." E. E. Cummings
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American Poet    Body   

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"Listen; there's a hell of a good universe next door: let's go." E. E. Cummings
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American Poet    Hell   

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"If a poet is anybody, he is somebody to whom things made matter very little -- somebody who is obsessed by Making." E. E. Cummings
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"next to of course god america i / love you land of the pilgrims and so forth oh" E. E. Cummings
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"It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are." E. E. Cummings
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Courage   

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"If a poet is anybody, he is somebody to whom things made matter very little - somebody who is obsessed by Making." E. E. Cummings
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"for whatever we lose (like a you or a me) / it's always ourselves we find in the sea" E. E. Cummings
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"Humanity I love you because when you're hard up you pawn your intelligence to buy a drink" E. E. Cummings
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"Why do you paint?For exactly the same reason I breathe.That’s not an answer.There isn’t any answer.How long hasn’t there been any answer?As long as I can remember.And how long have you written?As long as I can remember.I mean poetry.So do I." E. E. Cummings
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"Humanity I love you because when you're hard up you pawn your intelligence to buy a drink." E. E. Cummings
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American Poet    I Love You   

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"Your poems are rather hard to understand, whereas your paintings are so easy.Easy?Of course—you paint flowers and girls and sunsets; things that everybody understands.I never met him.Who?Everybody.Did you ever hear of nonrepresentational painting?I am.Pardon me?I am a painter, and painting is nonrepresentational.Not all painting.No: housepainting is representational.And what does a housepainter represent?Ten dollars an hour.In other words, you don’t want to be serious—It takes two to be serious." E. E. Cummings
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""maggie and millie and molly and may"

maggie and millie and molly and may
went down to the beach (to play one day)

and maggie discovered a shell that sang
so sweetly she couldn't remember her troubles,and

millie befriended a stranded star
who's rays five languid fingers were;

and molly was chased by a horrible thing
which raced sideways while blowing bubbles:and

may came home with a smooth round stone
as small as a world and as large as alone.

For whatever we lose (like a you or a me)
it's always ourselves we find in the sea."
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"Who knows if the moon's a balloon, coming out of a keen city in the sky filled with pretty people?" E. E. Cummings
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"A wind has blown the rain away and blown the sky away and all the leaves away, and the trees stand. I think, I too, have known autumn too long." E. E. Cummings
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American Poet    Autumn   

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"America makes prodigious mistakes, America has colossal faults, but one thing cannot be denied: America is always on the move. She may be going to Hell, of course, but at least she isn't standing still." E. E. Cummings
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