e.e. cummings

1894 - 1962

A Quote by e. e. cummings on spring, foolishness, kisses, and wisdom

wholly to be a fool
while Spring is in the world

my blood approves,
and kisses are a better fate
than wisdom

e.e. cummings (1894 - 1962)

Source: E.E. Cummings: Complete Poems 1904-1962, Pages: 291 (VII)

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by e. e. cummings on spring, spontaneity, philosophy, science, religion, beauty, life, death, and lovers

O sweet spontaneous
earth how often have
the
doting

     fingers of
prurient philosophers pinched
and
poked

thee
,has the naughty thumb
of science prodded
thy

     beauty     .how
often have religions taken
thee upon their scraggy knees
squeezing and

buffeting thee that thou mightest conceive
gods
     (but
true

to the incomparable
couch of death thy
rhythmic
lover

     thou answerest

them only with

spring)

e.e. cummings (1894 - 1962)

Source: E.E. Cummings: Complete Poems 1904-1962, Pages: 58

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by e. e. cummings on spring and may

in

O still miraculous May!O shining girl
of time untarnished!O small intimate
gently primeval hands,frivolous feet
divine!O singular and breathless pearl!

e.e. cummings (1894 - 1962)

Source: E.E. Cummings: Complete Poems 1904-1962, Pages: 5 (Epithalamion)

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by e. e. cummings on spring and flowers

Spring,that omits no mention of desire
in every curved and curling thing,yet holds
continuous intercourse-through skies and trees
the lilac's smoke the poppy's pompous fire
the pansy's purple patience and the grave
frailty of daises

e.e. cummings (1894 - 1962)

Source: E.E. Cummings: Complete Poems 1904-1962, Pages: 5 (Epithalamion)

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by e. e. cummings on spring, april, beauty, and forgetfulness

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 (1894 - 1962)

Source: E.E. Cummings: Complete Poems 1904-1962, Pages: 4 (Epithalamion)

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by e. e. cummings on love and care

in

Be of love a little more careful than of anything

e.e. cummings (1894 - 1962)

Contributed by: `

A Quote by e. e. cummings on love, pervasiveness, truth, primacy, strength, and silence

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 (1894 - 1962)

Source: published in "95 Poems": No# 94

Contributed by: `

A Quote by e. e. cummings on spirit, risk, recognition, mirror, self worth, value, and experience other

We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us 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 (1894 - 1962)

Contributed by: `

A Quote by e. e. cummings on art, life, humor, and poetry

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 (1894 - 1962)

Source: "Forward to an Exhibit: II" (1945)

Contributed by: Nalini

A Quote by e. e. cummings on life, spirit, thinking, and intuition

There are certain things in which one is unable to believe for the simple reason that he never ceases to feel them. Things of this sort — things which are always inside of us and in fact are us and which consequently will not be pushed off or away where we can begin thinking about them — are no longer things; they, and the us which they are, equals A Verb; an IS.

e.e. cummings (1894 - 1962)

Contributed by: Nalini

Syndicate content