95 Poems

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A paperback collection newly offset from Complete Poems 1904-1962 with an afterword by the Cummings scholar George James Firmage.
Published in 1958, 95 Poems is the last book of new poems published in Cummings's lifetime. Remarkable for its vigor, freshness, interest in ordinary individuals, and awareness of the human life cycle, the book reflects Cummings's observations on nature and his prevailing gratitude for whatever life offers: "Time's a strange fellow: more he gives than...

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Overview

A paperback collection newly offset from Complete Poems 1904-1962 with an afterword by the Cummings scholar George James Firmage.
Published in 1958, 95 Poems is the last book of new poems published in Cummings's lifetime. Remarkable for its vigor, freshness, interest in ordinary individuals, and awareness of the human life cycle, the book reflects Cummings's observations on nature and his prevailing gratitude for whatever life offers: "Time's a strange fellow: more he gives than takes." This new edition joins other individual uniform Liveright paperback volumes drawn from the Complete Poems, most recently Etcetera and 22 and 50 Poems.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780871401816
  • Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 7/1/2002
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 463,262
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

E. E. Cummings (1894–1962) was among the most influential, widely read, and revered modernist poets. His many awards included an Academy of American Poets Fellowship, two Guggenheim Fellowships, and the Bollingen Prize. Among his many volumes are The Enormous Room and Tulips & Chimneys.

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Table of Contents

Dedication
1 l(a 1
2 To stand(alone)in some 2
3 Now air is air and thing is thing:no bliss 3
4 This man's heart 4
5 Crazy jay blue) 5
6 Spirit colossal 6
7 Because you take life in your stride(instead 7
8 Dominic has 8
9 Both eaching come ghostlike 10
10 Maggie and milly and molly and may 11
11 In time's a noble mercy of proportion 12
12 Lily has a rose 13
13 So shy shy shy(and with a 14
14 But also dying 15
15 On littlest this 16
16 In time of daffodils(who know 17
17 For prodigal read generous 18
18 Once White&Gold 19
19 Un(bee)mo 20
20 Off a pane)the 21
21 Joys faces friends 22
22 Why from this her and him 23
23 Albutnotquitemost 24
24 Dim 25
25 That melancholy 26
26 Round a so moon could dream(i sus 28
27 Jack's white horse(up 29
28 As joe gould says in 30
29 Ev erythingex Cept: 31
30 What Got him was Noth 32
31 A he as o 33
32 Who(at 34
33 A gr 35
34 ADHUC SUB JUDICE LIS 36
35 "So you're hunting for ann well i'm looking for will" 37
36 Yes but even 38
37 Handsome and clever and he went cruising 39
38 S.ti:rst;hiso,nce;ma:n 40
39 THANKSGIVING (1956) 41
40 Silence 42
41 Beautiful 43
42 From spiralling ecstatically this 44
43 Who(is?are)who 45
44 - Laughing to find 46
45 I love you much(most beautiful darling) 48
46 Never could anyone 49
47 Out of night's almosT Floats a colour(in 50
48 Someone I am wandering a town(if its 51
49 Noone and a star stand,am to am 52
50 ! 53
51 F 54
52 Why 55
53 N 56
54 Ardensteil-henarub-izabeth) 57
55 You no 58
56 Home means that 59
57 Old age sticks 60
58 A total stranger one black day 61
59 When any mortal(even the most odd) 62
60 Dive for dreams 63
61 Young m 64
62 Your birthday comes to tell me this 65
63 Precisely as unbig a why as i'm 66
64 Out of the lie of no 67
65 First robin the 68
66 "But why should" 69
67 This little huge 70
68 The(oo)is 71
69 Over us if(as what was dusk becomes 72
70 Whatever's merely wilful, 73
71 Stand with your lover on the ending earth - 74
72 I shall imagine life 75
73 Let's,from some loud unworld's most rightful wrong 76
74 Sentinel robins two 77
75 (Hills chime with thrush) 78
76 These from my mother's greatgrandmother's rosebush white 79
77 I am a little church(no great cathedral) 80
78 All nearness pauses,while a star can grow 81
79 Whippoorwill this 82
80 If the Lovestar grows most big 83
81 Here's s 84
82 Now comes the good rain farmers pray for(and 85
83 Perished have safe small 86
84 How generous is that himself the sun 87
85 Here pasture ends - 88
86 This 90
87 Now(more near ourselves than we) 91
88 Joyful your complete fearless and pure love 92
89 Now what were motionless move(exists no 93
90 Rosetree,rosetree 94
91 Unlove's the heavenless hell and homeless home 96
92 I carry your heart with me(i carry it in 97
93 Spring!may - 98
94 Being to timelessness as it's to time, 99
95 If up's the word;and a world grows greener 100
Afterword 101
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