14+ quotes from Complete Poems, 1904-1962 by E.E. Cummings

Quotes from Complete Poems, 1904-1962

E.E. Cummings ·  1136 pages

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“may my heart always be open to little
birds who are the secrets of living
whatever they sing is better than to know
and if men should not hear them men are old

may my mind stroll about hungry
and fearless and thirsty and supple
and even if it's sunday may i be wrong
for whenever men are right they are not young

and may myself do nothing usefully
and love yourself so more than truly
there's never been quite such a fool who could fail
pulling all the sky over him with one smile”
― E.E. Cummings, quote from Complete Poems, 1904-1962


“since the thing perhaps is
to eat flowers and not to be afraid”
― E.E. Cummings, quote from Complete Poems, 1904-1962


“love being such, or such,
the normal corners of your heart
will never guess how much
my wonderful jealousy is dark”
― E.E. Cummings, quote from Complete Poems, 1904-1962


“i shall imagine life
is not worth dying,if
(and when)roses complain
their beauties are in vain

but though mankind persuades
itself that every weed's
a rose,roses(you feel
certain)will only smile”
― E.E. Cummings, quote from Complete Poems, 1904-1962


“hate blows a bubble of despair into
hugeness world system universe and bang
-fear buries a tomorrow under woe
and up comes yesterday most green and young”
― E.E. Cummings, quote from Complete Poems, 1904-1962


“You and I wear the dangerous looseness of doom and find it becoming. Life,for eternal us,is now;and now is much too busy being a little more than everything to seem anything,catastrophic included.”
― E.E. Cummings, quote from Complete Poems, 1904-1962


“I will not kiss your fucking flag”
― E.E. Cummings, quote from Complete Poems, 1904-1962


“the hills
like poets put on
purple thought against
the

magnificent clamor of
day
tortured
in gold”
― E.E. Cummings, quote from Complete Poems, 1904-1962


“though i have closed myself as fingers,
you open always petal by petal myself as Spring opens”
― E.E. Cummings, quote from Complete Poems, 1904-1962


“May picked up a smooth round stone,
As small as a world and as large as alone.”
― E.E. Cummings, quote from Complete Poems, 1904-1962


“o pr
 gress verily thou art m
 mentous superc
 lossal hyperpr
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 w”
― E.E. Cummings, quote from Complete Poems, 1904-1962


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― E.E. Cummings, quote from Complete Poems, 1904-1962


“annie died the other day

never was there such a lay--
whom,among her dollies,dad
first("don't tell your mother")had”
― E.E. Cummings, quote from Complete Poems, 1904-1962


“تنم را دوست می دارم وقتی با تن توست

چرا که چیزی نو می شود

تنت را دوست دارم، آنچه که می کند دوست دارم

چگونه اش را دوست دارم

حس کردن مهره ها و استخوان هایت

را دوست دارم، و لرزش این نرمی سفت را

و آنچه که می خواهم

دوباره و دوباره و دوباره ببوسم

دوست دارم این و آن تو را ببوسم

دوست دارم کرک های هراسان تنت را

نرم نوازش کنم

و آنچه بر گوشت تنمان می رود به هنگام جدا شدن

و چشم هایمان، که خرده های بزرگ عشقند

و احتمالا لرزش تو را در زیر تنم دوست دارم

که اینهمه تازه است

شعری از ای ای کامینگز، برگردان فرشته وزیری نسب*”
― E.E. Cummings, quote from Complete Poems, 1904-1962


About the author

E.E. Cummings
Born place: in Cambridge, Massachusetts, The United States
Born date October 14, 1894
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