Thursday, March 12, 2009

Easy Poems

You gotta love modern poetry. I'm a big e.e. cummings fan myself. I find his scorn for capitalization and the traditional layout of a poem invigorating. But that may have something to do with years of diagramming sentences. How fun is this:

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

Makes you wonder it that's what Fred Astaire felt like. Then there is poetry that could just as well be a note on your fridge:

William Carlos Williams
This is Just to Say

I have eaten
the plums
that were in
the icebox

and which
you were probably
for breakfast

Forgive me
they were delicious
so sweet
and so cold.

Did you notice the poems are short? Gotta love modern poetry.

e e cummings books

William Carlos Williams

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You hit upon my favorite William Carlos Williams poem-thanks!