if you like my poems let them
walk in the evening,a little behind you
then people will say
“Along this road i saw a princess pass
on her way to meet her lover (it was
toward nightfall) with tall and ignorant servants.
— E.E. Cummings, “if you like my poems let them,” Etcetera: The Unpublished Poems of E. E. Cummings. Liveright February 5, 2001) Originally published 1983.