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E.E. Cummings

in Just- in Just-spring          when the world is mud-luscious the littlelame balloonman whistles          far          and wee and eddieandbill comerunning from marbles andpiracies and it’sspring when the world is puddle-wonderful the queerold balloonman whistlesfar          and             weeand bettyandisbel come dancing from hop-scotch and jump-rope and it’sspringand          the                   goat-footed balloonMan          whistlesfarandwee E.E. Cummings, E.E. Cummings: Complete… Continue reading E.E. Cummings

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E.E. Cummings

gee i like to think of dead gee i like to think of dead it means nearer because deeperfirmer since darker than little round water at one end ofthe well       it’s too cool to be crooked and it’s too firmto be hard but it’s sharp and it’s thick and it loves,      everyold thing falls in… Continue reading E.E. Cummings

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J. Todd Hawkins

the kisshot & yellowin the sodium glowof parking lot lamps& the whisper promiseto keep it hot — J. Todd Hawkins, from “The World LIt by the Tail Lights of an ‘82 Buick,” This Geography of Thorns: Blues Poetry from the Mississippi Delta & Beyond (Poetry Society of Texas, 2020)

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