Tuesday, October 14, 2003

happy birthday, e.e.

Today, people all over the literary community will honor the accomplishments and career of one of modern poetry's greatest voices.

e.e. cummings.

And so, to honor the poet on this special day, here is a tribute, written entirely off the top of my head:

"happy freaking birthday, e.e."

so it's your birthday
i hope you are hap:py
and that you re:
ceive lots of
And if you decide
after all the ce(lebratio)n, that you
would prefer not to get older
take comfort
in the know!

that you are (in fact)
already dead.

[I hope he likes it.]

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