Category Archives: Cummings Edward Estlin

one day a nigger by e. e. cummings

one day a nigger caught in his hand a little star no bigger than not to understand “i’ll never let you go until you’ve made me white” so she did and now stars shine at night e e cummings 1894-1962 … Continue reading

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maggie and milly and molly and may by e. e. cummings

maggie and milly 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 milly befriended a stranded star whose rays five languid fingers were; … Continue reading

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the Cambridge ladies who live in furnished souls by e e cummings

the Cambridge ladies who live in furnished souls are unbeautiful and have comfortable minds (also, with the church’s protestant blessings daughters, unscented shapeless spirited) they believe in Christ and Longfellow, both dead, are invariably interested in so many things— at … Continue reading

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next to of course god america by e e cummings

“next to of course god america i love you land of the pilgrims’ and so forth oh say can you see by the dawn’s early my country ’tis of centuries come and go and are no more what of it … Continue reading

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Let it go by e e cummings

let it go — the smashed word broken open vow or the oath cracked length wise — let it go it was sworn to go let them go — the truthful liars and the false fair friends and the boths … Continue reading

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little tree by e e cummings

little tree little silent Christmas tree you are so little you are more like a flower who found you in the green forest and were you very sorry to come away? see i will comfort you because you smell so … Continue reading

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love is more thicker than forget by e e cummings

love is more thicker than forget more thinner than recall more seldom than a wave is wet more frequent than to fall it is most mad and moonly and less it shall unbe than all the sea which only is … Continue reading

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