my favorite

I absolutely adore e.e.cummings.
In truth, before I ever read anything of his, I decided I liked him because he didn’t use capital letters in his name. Because I do not like capital letters (even though I am still trying very hard to use them on this blog).
Then I read his work… and WOW. He amazes me all of the time. Here is one of my favorite poems of his.

i like my body when it is with your
body. It is so quite a new thing.
Muscles better and nerves more.
i like your body. i like what it does,
i like its hows. i like to feel the spine
of your body and its bones, and the trembling
-firm-smooth ness and which i will
again and again and again
kiss, i like kissing this and that of you,
i like,, slowly stroking the, shocking fuzz
of your electric fur, and what-is-it comes
over parting flesh....And eyes big love-crumbs,

and possibly i like the thrill

of under me you quite so new
"i like my body when it is with your" e.e.cummings

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