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love is the every only god

July 12, 2014

By E. E. Cummings

As Cummings wrote:

“The poems are for you and me and are not for mostpeople – its no use trying to pretend that mostpeople and ourselves are alike. Mostpeople have less in common with ourselves than the squarerootofminusone. […] If mostpeople were to be born twice they’d improbably call it dying.”

This one is from 50 Poems published in 1940. Read it out loud.

love is the every only god

who spoke this earth so glad and big
even a thing all small and sad
man,may his mighty briefness dig

for love beginning means return
seas who could sing so deep and strong

one querying wave will whitely yearn
from each last shore and home come young

so truly perfectly the skies
by merciful love whispered were,
completes its brightness with your eyes

any illimitable star

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