Sunday, March 30, 2014

Spring is like a perhaps hand / E.E. Cummings


         III

Spring is like a perhaps hand
(which comes carefully
out of Nowhere)arranging
a window,into which people look(while
people stare
arranging and changing placing
carefully there a strange
thing and a known thing here)and

changing everything carefully

spring is like a perhaps
Hand in a window
(carefully to
and fro moving New and
Old things,while
people stare carefully
moving a perhaps
fraction of flower here placing
an inch of air there)and

without breaking anything.

~~
E.E. Cummings
from &, 1925

[Poem is in the public domain in Canada]

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