Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Great Regulars: Yet [E.E. C]ummings's conceits differ

from those of his precursors: his tone is less conclusive (the final line lacks a full-stop), his hyperbolae more often called into question--"do lovers suffer?"; "are lovers glad?"; "do lovers love?"--and, in lines such as "the truth more first than sun more last than star", he makes of his poems a place for the shadows of our understanding to play.


from The Times Literary Supplement: Poem of the Week: "Poem (being to timelessness as it's to time)"


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