Friday, January 7, 2011

My Ancient Norton Anthology: e.e. cummings

While I’m away teaching at the Converse College Low-Residency MFA program (application deadline February 15!), I thought I’d post some of my favorite lines of poetry that I encountered during college—

From “since feeling is first” by e.e. cummings

since feeling is first
who pays any attention
to the syntax of things
will never wholly kiss you;

Read the whole poem here.

Fun fact: Okay, no professor ever assigned this poem, or any by cummings. But I always liked this one anyway, so take that, snobs!


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