Erotica author, aka Elspeth Potter, on Writing from the Inside

Sunday, April 4, 2010

e.e. cummings, "the bigness of cannon "

the bigness of cannon
is skilful,

but i have seen
death's clever enormous voice
which hides in a fragility
of poppies....

i say that sometimes
on these long talkative animals
are laid fists of huger silence.

I have seen all the silence
full of vivid noiseless boys

at Roupy
i have seen
between barrages,

the night utter ripe unspeaking girls.

--e.e. cummings, Tulips & Chimneys (1922 Manuscript)

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