Monday, 9 March 2009

A Moment for Poetry

I think it is nice to take a break now and then for a moment of poetry. This is my favourite poem I have ever read. Other excellent poems include The Lady of Shallot, The Raven, The Hollowmen, and anything written by Jack Prelutsky, Shel Silverstein, or Dr. Suess. My interests are nothing if not varied!

anyone lived in a pretty how town
by e.e. cummings

anyone lived in a pretty how town
(with up so floating many bells down)
spring summer autumn winter
he sang his didn't he danced his did
Women and men(both little and small)
cared for anyone not at all
they sowed their isn't they reaped their same
sun moon stars rain
children guessed(but only a few
and down they forgot as up they grew
autumn winter spring summer)
that noone loved him more by more
when by now and tree by leaf
she laughed his joy she cried his grief
bird by snow and stir by still
anyone's any was all to her
someones married their everyones
laughed their cryings and did their dance
(sleep wake hope and then)they
said their nevers they slept their dream
stars rain sun moon
(and only the snow can begin to explain
how children are apt to forget to remember
with up so floating many bells down)
one day anyone died i guess
(and noone stooped to kiss his face)
busy folk buried them side by side
little by little and was by was
all by all and deep by deep
and more by more they dream their sleep
noone and anyone earth by april
wish by spirit and if by yes.
Women and men(both dong and ding)
summer autumn winter spring
reaped their sowing and went their came
sun moon stars rain


  1. That's a great poem, I've never read it before. Thanks for sharing!

  2. oh that is a good one. thanks for sharing.

  3. for some weird reason I can't post this on the other post.

    Having roommate issue?