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I fear no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true) and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing is you here is the deepest secret nobody knows -- E. E. Cummings
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most people are perfectly afraid of silence -- E. E. Cummings
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no whisper mars the utter silence of the untranslated stars. -- E. E. Cummings
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A salesman is an it that stinks to please
but whether to please itself or someone else
makes no more difference than if it sells
hate condoms education snakeoil vac
uumcleaners terror strawberries democ
ra(caveat emptor)cy superfluous hair -- E. E. Cummings
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Unless you love someone nothing makes sense. -- E. E. Cummings
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There is no music unless the drum and the drummer are one. -- E. E. Cummings
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III Buffalo Bill's defunct who used to ride a watersmooth-silver stallion and break onetwothreefourfive pigeonsjustlikethat Jesus he was a handsome man and what i want to know is how do you like your blueeyed boy Mister Death -- E. E. Cummings
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A wind has blown the rain away & the sky away & all the leaves away, & the trees stand. i think i, too, have known autumn too long. -- E. E. Cummings
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a billion brains may coax undeath
from fancied fact and spaceful time--
no heart can leap, no soul can breathe
but by the sizeless truth of a dream
whose sleep is the sky and the earth and the sea
For love are in you am in i are in we -- E. E. Cummings
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An intelligent person fights for lost causes, realizing that others are merely effects -- E. E. Cummings
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In the street of the sky night walks scattering poems -- E. E. Cummings
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I'd rather have two good friends, than 500,000 admirers. -- E. E. Cummings
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No time ago
or else a life
walking in the dark
i met christ
jesus)my heart
flopped over
and lay still
while he passed(as
close as i'm to you
yes closer
made of nothing
except loneliness. -- E. E. Cummings
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All nothing's only our hugest home;
the most who die, the more we live -- E. E. Cummings
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The whole truth ...
sings only -and all lovers are the song -- E. E. Cummings
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Because of his unusual way of handling language, Cummings had to travel a long road from the time his early books were ridiculed for their eccentricity to the point at which, with Robert Frost, he was one of the two most popular poets in America. -- E. E. Cummings
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I don't like the memories because the tears come easily, and once again I break my promise to myself for this day. It's a constant battle. a war between remembering and forgetting. -- E. E. Cummings
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You shall above all things be glad and young
For if you're young,whatever life you wear
it will become you;and if you are glad
whatever's living will yourself become. -- E. E. Cummings
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So, when kiss Spring comes
we'll kiss each kiss other on kiss the kiss
lips because tic clocks tock don't make
a toctic difference
to kisskiss you and to
kiss me. -- E. E. Cummings
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Accept all happiness from me.
Then shall i turn my face, and hear one bird
sing terribly afar in the lost lands.
in the lost lands -- E. E. Cummings
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Someones married their everyones
laughed their cryings and did their dance
(sleep wake hope and then) they
said their nevers they slept their dream -- E. E. Cummings
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When to me you
leap and I'm born we
're sunlight of
oneness. -- E. E. Cummings
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There's time for laughing and there's time for crying
for hoping for despair for peace for longing
- a time for growing and a time for dying:
a night for silence and a day for singing
but more than all(as all your more than eyes
tell me)there is a time for timelessness -- E. E. Cummings
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Guilt is the cause of more marauders
than history's most obscene disauders -- E. E. Cummings
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May came home with a smooth round stone
as small as a world and as large as alone. -- E. E. Cummings
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Well, write poetry, for God's sake, it's the only thing that matters. -- E. E. Cummings
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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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All by all and deep by deep and more by more they dream their sleep noone and anyone earth by april wish by spirit and if by yes -- E. E. Cummings
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What if a much of a which of a wind
gives the truth to summer's lie;
bloodies with dizzying leaves the sun
and yanks immortal stars awry? -- E. E. Cummings
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I do not know what it is about you that closes
and opens;only something in me understands
the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses -- E. E. Cummings
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Do not hate or fear the artist in yourselves ... Honor and love him ... do not try to possess him. Trust him as nobly as you trust tomorrow. Only the artist in yourself is more truthful than the night. -- E. E. Cummings
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Seeker Of Truth
seeker of truth
follow no path
all paths lead where
truth is here -- E. E. Cummings
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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). -- E. E. Cummings
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Like the burlesque comedian, I am abnormally fond of that precision which creates movement. -- E. E. Cummings
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Relax and give the play a chance to strut its stuff - relax, stop wondering what it's all 'about' - like many strange and familiar things, Life included, this Play isn't 'about,' it simply is. Don't try to enjoy it, let it try to enjoy you. Don't try to understand it, let it try to understand you. -- E. E. Cummings
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Pull,
my finger
please. -- E. E. Cummings
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Be of love(a little)
More careful
Than everything -- E. E. Cummings
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Wholly to be a fool
while Spring is in the world
my blood approves,
and kisses are a far better fate
than wisdom
lady i swear by all flowers. -- E. E. Cummings
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Love is the voice under all silences, the hope which has no opposite in fear; the strength so strong mere force is feebleness: the truth more first than sun, more last than star ... -- E. E. Cummings
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Because only the truest things always are true because they can't be true -- E. E. Cummings
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I love you much most beautiful darling more than anyone on the earth and I like you better than everything in the sky. -- E. E. Cummings
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Life ,for eternal us,is now -- E. E. Cummings
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(a moon swims out of a cloud
a clock strikes midnight
a finger pulls a trigger
a bird flies into a mirror) -- E. E. Cummings
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It's no use trying to pretend that mostpeople and ourselves are alike. Mostpeople have less in common with ourselves than thesquarerootofminusone. You and I are human beings; mostpeople are snobs. -- E. E. Cummings
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(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide) and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart) Edward Estlin Cummings -- E. E. Cummings
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Time is a tree (this life one leaf)
but love is the sky and i am for you
just so long and long enough -- E. E. Cummings
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Humanity i love you because you
are perpetually putting the secret of
life in your pants and forgetting
it's there and sitting down
on it
and because you are
forever making poems in the lap
of death Humanity
i hate you -- E. E. Cummings
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-tomorrow is our permanent address
and there they'll scarcely find us(if they do,
we'll move away still further:into now -- E. E. Cummings
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Whenever you think or you believe or you know, you're a lot of other people: but the moment you feel, you're nobody-but-yourself. -- E. E. Cummings
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I will take the sun in my mouth
and leap into the ripe air
Alive
with closed eyes
to dash against darkness -- E. E. Cummings
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Yes is a world & in this world of yes live (skilfully curled) all worlds -- E. E. Cummings
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(and from my thighs which shrug and pant a murdering rain leapingly reaches the upward singular deepest flower which she carries in a gesture of her hips) -- E. E. Cummings
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And the reason that i laugh and breathe is oh love -- E. E. Cummings
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Lady, i will touch you with my mind. Touch you and touch and touch until you give me suddenly a smile, shyly obscene (lady i will touch you with my mind.)Touch you, that is all, lightly and you utterly will become with infinite ease the poem which i do not write. -- E. E. Cummings
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I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes. -- E. E. Cummings
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Hate blows a bubble of despair into
hugeness world system universe and bang
-fear buries a tomorrow under woe
and up comes yesterday most green and young -- E. E. Cummings
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What concerns me fundamentaly is a meteoric burlesk melodrama, born of the immemorial adage love will find a way. -- E. E. Cummings
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The only man, woman, or child who ever wrote a simple declarative sentence with seven grammatical errors is dead. -- E. E. Cummings
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And it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you -- E. E. Cummings
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And so my advice to all young people who wish to become poets is: do something easy, like learning how to blow up the world- unless you're not only willing, but glad, to feel and work and fight till you die. -- E. E. Cummings
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Love is a place & through this place of love move (with brightness of peace) all places yes is a world & in this world of yes live (skillfully curled) all worlds -- E. E. Cummings
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I will wade out
till my thighs are steeped in burning flowers
I will take the sun in my mouth
and leap into the ripe air
Alive
with closed eyes
to dash against darkness
in the sleeping curves of my body -- E. E. Cummings
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O to be in finland/ now that russia's here) -- E. E. Cummings
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for whenever men are right they are not young -- E. E. Cummings
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Private property began the instant somebody had a mind of his own. -- E. E. Cummings
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If 180 million people want to be undead, that's their funeral, but I happen to like being alive. -- E. E. Cummings
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(existing's tricky:but to live's a gift) -- E. E. Cummings
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All ignorance toboggans into know and trudges up to ignorance again. -- E. E. Cummings
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For surely as each November has its April, mysteries only are significant; and one mystery-of-mysteries creates them all:
nothing false and possible is love
(who's imagined,therefore limitless)
love's to giving as to keeping's give;
as yes is to if,love is to yes -- E. E. Cummings
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Time cannot children,poets,lovers tell-
measure imagine,mystery,a kiss
-not though mankind would rather know than feel -- E. E. Cummings
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All in green went my love riding -- E. E. Cummings
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Tomorrow is our permanent address. -- E. E. Cummings
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It is with roses and locomotives (not to mention acrobats Spring electricity Coney Island the 4th of July the eyes of mice and Niagara Falls) that my poems are competing. -- E. E. Cummings
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The hardest challenge is to be yourself in a world where everyone is trying to make you be somebody else. -- E. E. Cummings
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But I come with a dream in my eyes tonight
And knock with a rose at the hopeless gate of your heart. -- E. E. Cummings
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No evil is so worse than worst you fall in hate with love -- E. E. Cummings
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Seeming's enough for slaves of space and time ours is the now and here of freedom . Come -- E. E. Cummings
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The eyes of my eyes are opened. -- E. E. Cummings
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Damn everything but the circus! ... The average 'painter' 'sculptor' 'poet' 'composer' 'playwright' is a person who cannot leap through a hoop from the back of a galloping horse, make people laugh with a clown's mouth, orchestrate twenty lions. -- E. E. Cummings
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What time is it?its is by every star
a different time,and each most falsely true ... -- E. E. Cummings
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When skies are hanged and oceans drowned, the single secret will still be man. -- E. E. Cummings
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May I be I is the only prayer
not may I be great or good or beautiful or wise or strong. -- E. E. Cummings
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Suppose
Life is an old man carrying flowers on his head. -- E. E. Cummings
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So far as I am concerned, poetry and every other art was, is, and forever will be strictly and distinctly a question of individuality. -- E. E. Cummings
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I'd rather learn from one bird how to sing
than teach ten thousand stars how not to dance -- E. E. Cummings
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I would rather learn from one bird how to sing than to teach 10,000 stars how not to dance. -- E. E. Cummings
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Since Feeling is first who ever pays any attention to the syntax of things will never wholly kiss you ... -- E. E. Cummings
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Because you aren't afraid to kiss the dirt (and consequently dare to climb the sky) -- E. E. Cummings
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deeds cannot dream what dreams can do -- E. E. Cummings
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Take the so-called standard of living. What do most people mean by "living"? They don't mean living. They mean the latest and closest plural approximation to singular prenatal passivity which science, in its finite but unbounded wisdom, has succeeded in selling their wives. -- E. E. Cummings
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More each particular person is(my love) alive than every world can understand and now you are and i am now and we're a mystery that will never happen again, a miracle which has never happened before and shining this our now must come to then -- 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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Since the thing perhaps is
to eat flowers and not to be afraid -- E. E. Cummings
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The theory of the free press is not that the truth will be presented completely or perfectly in any one instance, but that the truth will emerge from free discussion -- E. E. Cummings
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Though i have closed myself as fingers,
you open always petal by petal myself as Spring opens -- E. E. Cummings
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Nothing"
the unjust man complained
"is just" ("or un-" the just rejoined. -- E. E. Cummings
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To be nobody but
yourself in a world
which is doing its best day and night to make you like
everybody else means to fight the hardest battle
which any human being can fight and never stop fighting. -- E. E. Cummings
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I shall imagine life is not worth dying,if (and when)roses complain their beauties are in vain but though mankind persuades itself that every weed's a rose,roses(you feel certain)will only smile -- E. E. Cummings
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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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I St
ep
into the not
merely immeasurable into
the mightily alive the
dear beautiful eternal night -- E. E. Cummings
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Goddamn everything but the circus -- E. E. Cummings
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When god decided to invent everything he took one reath bigger than a circustent and everything began -- 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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If at the end of your first ten or fifteen years of fighting and working and feeling, you find you've written one line of one poem, you'll be very lucky indeed. -- E. E. Cummings
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You have played,
(I think)
And broke the toys you were fondest of,
And are a little tired now;
Tired of things that break, and
Just tired.
So am I. -- E. E. Cummings
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Any apparent somewhere which you may inhabit is always at the mercy of a ruthless and omnivorous everywhere. -- E. E. Cummings
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Writingis an art; and artistsare human beings. As a human being stands, so a human being is -- E. E. Cummings
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And what I want to know is how do you like your blue-eyed boy -- E. E. Cummings
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The Cambridge ladies who live in furnished souls are unbeautiful and have comfortable minds. -- E. E. Cummings
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Remember one thing only: that it's you-nobody else-who determines your destiny and decides your fate. Nobody else can be alive for you; nor can you be alive for anybody else. -- E. E. Cummings
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To hell with literature
we want something redblooded -- E. E. Cummings
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Treat a man like dirt-he produces flowers. -- E. E. Cummings
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Great men burn bridges before they come to them -- E. E. Cummings
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We can never be born enough. -- E. E. Cummings
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They believe in Christ and Longfellow, both dead -- E. E. Cummings
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The artist is not a man who describes, but a man who feels. -- E. E. Cummings
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The mind is its own beautiful prisoner.
Mind looked long at the sticky moon
opening in dusk her new wings
then decently hanged himself,one afternoon.
The last thing he saw was you
naked amid unnaked things ... -- E. E. Cummings
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Now the ears of my ears are awake and now the eyes of my eyes are opened. -- E. E. Cummings
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Miracles are to come.
With you I leave a remembrance
of miracles: they are by
somebody who can love
and who shall be continually reborn,
a human being. -- E. E. Cummings
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Such was a poet and shall be and is
-who'll solve the depths of horror to defend a sunbeam's architecture with his life: and carve immortal jungles of despair to hold a mountain's heartbeat in his hand. -- E. E. Cummings
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Always it's Spring)and everyone's in love and flowers pick themselves. -- E. E. Cummings
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Really unreal world, will you perhaps do
the breathing for me while I am away? -- E. E. Cummings
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A pretty girl who is naked / is worth a million statues -- E. E. Cummings
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Mr youse needn't be so spry concernin questions arty each has his tastes but as for i i likes a certain party gimme the he-man's solid bliss for youse ideas i'll match youse a pretty girl who naked is is worth a million statues -- E. E. Cummings
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Your slightest look easily will unclose me, though I have closed myself as fingers, you open petal by petal myself a Spring opens her first rose. -- E. E. Cummings
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You are my sun, my moon, and all of my stars. -- E. E. Cummings
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Yours is the light by which my spirit's born: - you are my sun, my moon, and all my stars. -- E. E. Cummings
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Women and men(both little and small)
cared for anyone not at all
they sowed their isn't they reaped their same
sun moon stars rain -- E. E. Cummings
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N OthI n g can s urPas s the m y SteR y of s tilLnes s -- E. E. Cummings
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Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backward. -- E. E. Cummings
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I think you will be tired of telling
me & my dreams to go to hell -- E. E. Cummings
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It takes two to be serious -- E. E. Cummings
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Tumbling-hair
picker of buttercups
violets
dandelions
And the big bullying daisies
through the field wonderful
with eyes a little sorry
Another comes
also picking flowers -- E. E. Cummings
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The hardest fight a man has to fight is to live in a world where every single day someone is trying to make you someone you do not want to be
-- E. E. Cummings
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You and I wear the dangerous looseness of doom and find it becoming. Life,for eternal us,is now;and now is much too busy being a little more than everything to seem anything,catastrophic included. -- E. E. Cummings
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Hopes dance best on bald men's hair -- E. E. Cummings
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The hills
like poets put on
purple thought against
the
magnificent clamor of
day
tortured
in gold -- E. E. Cummings
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Yes is a pleasant country:
if's wintry
(my lovely)
let's open the year
both is the very weather
(not either)
my treasure,
when violets appear
love is a deeper season
than reason;
my sweet one
(and april's where we're) -- E. E. Cummings
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And the coolness of your smile is stirringofbirds between my arms -- E. E. Cummings
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There is some shit I shall not eat,
and I will not kiss your fucking flag! -- E. E. Cummings
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Annie died the other day
never was there such a lay
whom,among her dollies,dad
first("don't tell your mother")had -- E. E. Cummings
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For whatever we lose (like a you or a me),
It's always our self we find in the sea. -- E. E. Cummings
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I remember we all cried like the Missouri
when my Uncle Sol's coffin lurched because
somebody pressed a button
(and down went
my uncle
Sol
and started a worm farm) -- E. E. Cummings
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Nothing recedes like progress. -- E. E. Cummings
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Our can'ts were born to happen our mosts have died in more -- E. E. Cummings
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When man determined to destroy himself he picked the was of shall and finding only why smashed it into because. -- E. E. Cummings
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Must's a schoolroom in the month of may -- E. E. Cummings
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It takes three to make a child. -- E. E. Cummings
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At least the Pilgrim Fathers used to shoot Indians: the Pilgrim Children merely punch time clocks. -- E. E. Cummings
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It's spring when the world is puddle-wonderful -- E. E. Cummings
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The moon rattles like a fragment of angry candy -- E. E. Cummings
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It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. -- E. E. Cummings
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Someone asked me what home was, and all I could think of were the stars on the tip of your tongue, the flowers sprouting from your mouth, the roots entwined in the gaps between your fingers, the ocean echoing inside of your rib cage. -- E. E. Cummings
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...we're a mystery which will never happen again, a miracle which has never happened before... -- E. E. Cummings
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Love is the whole and more than all. -- E. E. Cummings
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We're anything brighter than even the sun -- E. E. Cummings
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A poet is someone who is abnormally fond of that precision which creates movement. Which is to say the highest form of concentration possible: fascination; to report on the electrifying experience of being -- E. E. Cummings
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Knowledge is a polite word for dead but not buried imagination. -- E. E. Cummings
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The three saddest things are the ill wanting to be well, the poor wanting to be rich, and the constant traveler saying 'anywhere but here'. -- E. E. Cummings
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The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful. -- E. E. Cummings
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One pierced moment whiter than the rest
-turning from the tremendous lie of sleep
i watch the roses of the day grow deep. -- E. E. Cummings
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The Artist is no other than he who unlearns what he has learned, in order to know himself. -- E. E. Cummings
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If you like my poems let them
walk in the evening, a little behind you -- E. E. Cummings
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Down with ought with because with every brain that thinks it thinks nor dares to feel. -- E. E. Cummings
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Things which in my mind blossom will
stumble beneath a clumsiest disguise appear
capable of fragility and indecision -- E. E. Cummings
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How do you like your blue-eyed boy Mr Death? -- E. E. Cummings
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Kisses are a better fate than wisdom. -- E. E. Cummings
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For life's not a paragraph/ and death, i think, is no parenthesis. -- E. E. Cummings
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I go you go,my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing,my darling) -- E. E. Cummings
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As small as a world as large as alone. -- E. E. Cummings
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You and I are more than you and I because it's we. -- E. E. Cummings
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The first step to expanding your reality is to discard the tendency to exclude things from possibility. -- E. E. Cummings
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So truly perfectly the skies
by merciful love whispered were,
completes its brightness with your eyes
any illimitable star. -- E. E. Cummings
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You are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing. -- E. E. Cummings
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All in green went my love of riding on a great horse of gold into the silver dawn. -- E. E. Cummings
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twice I have lived forever in a smile -- E. E. Cummings
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Progress is a comfortable disease. -- E. E. Cummings
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Nobody else can be alive for you; nor can you be alive for anyone else. Toms can be Dicks and Dicks can be Harrys, but none of them can ever be you. -- E. E. Cummings
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And still the mad magnificent herald Spring assembles beauty from forgetfulness with the wild trump of April:witchery of sound and odour drives the wingless thing man forth in the bright air ... -- E. E. Cummings
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True wars are never won -- E. E. Cummings
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It was hard enough to get to this point, to figure out what my true purpose is and who I am, and then when I found the courage to start living it, I thought the hard work was done! -- E. E. Cummings
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Me up at does
out of the floor
quietly Stare
a poisoned mouse
still who alive
is asking What
have i done that
You wouldn't have -- E. E. Cummings
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Losing through you
what seemed myself, i find
selves unimaginably mine. -- E. E. Cummings
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A world of made is not a world of born -- E. E. Cummings
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...and down they forgot as up they grew. -- E. E. Cummings
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To destroy is always the first step in any creation. -- E. E. Cummings
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That which we die for lives as wholly as that which we live for dies. -- E. E. Cummings
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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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Unlove's the heavenless hell and the homeless home -- E. E. Cummings
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The courage to receive time 's mightiest dream -- E. E. Cummings
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The Symbol of all Art is the Prism. The goal is destructive. To break up the white light of objective realism into the secret glories it contains. -- E. E. Cummings
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I charge laughing.
Into the hair-thin tints
of yellow dawn,
into the women-coloured twilight -- E. E. Cummings
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My blood approves,
and kisses are a far better fate
than wisdom -- E. E. Cummings
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...A good Book, has no Ending... -- E. E. Cummings
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The sensual mysticism of entire vertical being. -- E. E. Cummings
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Sunlight is
(life and day are)only loaned:whereas
night is given(night and death and the rain
are given;and given is how beautifully snow) -- E. E. Cummings
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We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit. -- E. E. Cummings
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may I be I is the only prayer -- E. E. Cummings
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A total stranger one black day
knocked living the hell out of me-
who found forgiveness hard because
my(as it happened)self he was
-but now that fiend and i are such
immortal friends the other's each -- E. E. Cummings
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what if a much of a which of a wind -- E. E. Cummings
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Unbeing dead isn't being alive. -- E. E. Cummings
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i will wade out until my thighs are steeped in burning flowers. i will take the sun in my mouth and leap into the ripe air -- E. E. Cummings
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and on forever's very now we stand -- E. E. Cummings
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And now you are and I am and we're a mystery which will never happen again. -- E. E. Cummings
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Your homecoming will be my homecoming -- E. E. Cummings
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Laughing is just another way of showing people your wise -- E. E. Cummings
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One day anyone died i guess
(and noone stooped to kiss his face)
busy folk buried them side by side
little by little and was by was -- E. E. Cummings
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All which isn't singing is mere talking ... and all talking's to oneself alone but the very song of(as mountains feel and lovers)singing is silence -- E. E. Cummings
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Awake,chaos:we have napped. -- 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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Notice the convulsed orange inch of moon
perching on this silver minute of evening -- E. E. Cummings
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Whatever's merely willful, and not miraculous (be never it so skilful) must wither fail and cease - but better than to grow beauty knows no. -- E. E. Cummings
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Unless you love someone, nothing else makes sense. -- E. E. Cummings
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Your head is a living forest full of songbirds. -- E. E. Cummings
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it's
spring
and
the
goat-footed

balloonMan whistles
far
and
wee -- E. E. Cummings
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Worms are the words but joy's the voice -- E. E. Cummings
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A noone who,till their and your returning,
spends the forever of his loneliness
dreaming their eyes have opened to your morning -- E. E. Cummings
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The snow doesn't give a soft white damn whom it touches. -- E. E. Cummings
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i imagine that yes is the only living thing. -- E. E. Cummings
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The sweet small clumsy feet of april came into the ragged meadow of my soul. -- E. E. Cummings
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Along the brittle treacherous bright streets
of memory comes my heart,singing like
an idiot,whispering like a drunken man -- E. E. Cummings
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The blond absence of any program except last and always and first to live makes unimportant what i and you believe; -- E. E. Cummings
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It may take two people to make a really beautiful mistake. -- E. E. Cummings
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Take the matter of being born. What does being born mean to most people? -- E. E. Cummings
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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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feeling is first, -- E. E. Cummings
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A man who had fallen among thieves lay by the roadside on his back dressed in fifteenthrate ideas wearing a round jeer for a hat -- E. E. Cummings
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His lips drink water
but his heart drinks wine -- E. E. Cummings
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love is the every only god -- E. E. Cummings
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Love is a deeper season
than reason;
my sweet one -- E. E. Cummings
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Lessons hide in his wrinkles. Bells ding in the oldness of eyes. Did he by, any chance, tell children that there are such monstrous things as peace and goodwill ... a corrupter of youth no doubt ... -- E. E. Cummings
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A politician is an arse upon
which everyone has sat except a man -- E. E. Cummings
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for every mile the feet go
the heart goes nine -- E. E. Cummings
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Ropes of silver gliding from sunny thunder into freshness. -- E. E. Cummings
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I spill my bright incalculable soul -- E. E. Cummings
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What if a dawn of a doom of a dream
bites this universe in two,
peels forever out of his grave,
and sprinkles nowhere with me and you? -- E. E. Cummings
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Since feelings come first, who cares about the syntax of things? -- E. E. Cummings
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It is always ourselves we find in the seas. -- E. E. Cummings
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Down with hell and heaven and all the religious fuss
infinity pleased our parents
one inch looks good to us -- E. E. Cummings
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What's beyond logic happens beneath will;
nor can these moments be translated: i say
that even after April
by God there is no excuse for May -- E. E. Cummings
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Time's a strange fellow; more he gives than takes (and he takes all -- E. E. Cummings
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Love being such, or such,
the normal corners of your heart
will never guess how much
my wonderful jealousy is dark -- E. E. Cummings
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Favor everything without exception that makes people different: discourage everything whatsoever that makes people alike. The Rest follows -- E. E. Cummings
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-Before leaving my room
i turn, and (stooping
through the morning) kiss
this pillow, dear
where our heads lived and were. -- E. E. Cummings
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Noone beautiful ever hurries. -- E. E. Cummings
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Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question. -- E. E. Cummings
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Her lips drink water but her heart drinks wine. -- E. E. Cummings
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By the way, a gendarme assured me this is not a prison. -- E. E. Cummings
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Somewhere i have never traveled, gladly beyond any experience, your eyes have their silence; in your most frail gesture are things which enclose me, or which i cannot touch because they are too near -- E. E. Cummings
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One's not half of two; two are halves of one. -- E. E. Cummings
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Exists no miracle mightier than this: to feel. -- E. E. Cummings
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Here's to opening and upward ...
and to yourself and up with you and up with and up with laughing. -- E. E. Cummings
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My
mother hoped that
i would die etcetera
bravely of course my father used
to become hoarse talking about how it was
a privilege and if only he
could -- E. E. Cummings
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That strictly(and how)scienti fic land of supernod where freedom is compulsory and only man is god. -- E. E. Cummings
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She may be going to Hell, of course, but at least she isn't standing still -- E. E. Cummings
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Children are apt to forget to remember. -- E. E. Cummings
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Lovers alone wear sunlight. -- E. E. Cummings
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Nobody loses all the time. -- E. E. Cummings
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Only by you my heart always moves. -- E. E. Cummings
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And death i think is no parenthesis. -- E. E. Cummings
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Spring is like a perhaps hand -- E. E. Cummings
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Art is a mystery. A mystery is something immeasurable. -- E. E. Cummings
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I will not kiss your fucking flag -- E. E. Cummings
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Equality is what does not exist among mortals. -- E. E. Cummings
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To like an individual because he's black is just as insulting as to dislike him because he isn't white. -- E. E. Cummings
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On forever's very now we stand. -- E. E. Cummings