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E.E. Cummings Poems

in Just

my love is building

Buffalo Bill's

O sweet spontaneous

since feeling is first

 


my love is building a building
around you,a frail slippery
house,a strong fragile house
(beginning at the singular beginning


of your smile)a skillful uncouth
prison,a precise clumsy
prison(building thatandthis into Thus,
Around the reckless magic of your mouth)


my love is building a magic,a discrete
tower of magic and(as i guess)

when Farmer Death(whom fairies hate)shall

crumble the mouth-flower fleet
He'll not my tower,
                       laborious, casual


where the surrounding smiles
	                       hangs
           
	                                  breathless


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