Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Poetry Wednesday--e. e. cummings

This week's poem is Let it Go by e. e. cummings.  Cummings was born in Massachusetts in 1894 and was a pioneer of modern poetry in his experimentation with form, punctuation, spelling and sound in poetry.   Here is his poem--Let it Go.  

let it go - the
smashed word broken
open vow or
the oath cracked length
wise - let it go it
was sworn to

let them go - the
truthful liars and
the false fair friends
and the boths and
neithers - you must let them go they
were born
to go

let all go - the
big small middling
tall bigger really
the biggest and all
things - let all go

so comes love


TACParent said...

Very fitting.

Dymphna said...

I thought this poem was a very apt lesson for us all.

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"Slavery ended in medieval Europe only because the church extended its sacraments to all slaves and then managed to impose a ban on the enslavement of Christians (and of Jews). Within the context of medieval Europe, that prohibition was effectively a rule of universal abolition. "— Rodney Stark

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