Seventy-Three Poems

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"Cummings...at his most unfoolish and poetic best."—Nation
Four months after Cummings's death in September 1962, his widow, the photographer Marion Morehouse, collected the typescripts of 29 new poems. These poems, as well as uncollected poems published only in periodicals up to that time, make up 73 Poems. This is the final volume in Liveright's reissue of Cummings's individual volumes of poetry, with texts and settings based on E. E. ...

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Overview

"Cummings...at his most unfoolish and poetic best."—Nation
Four months after Cummings's death in September 1962, his widow, the photographer Marion Morehouse, collected the typescripts of 29 new poems. These poems, as well as uncollected poems published only in periodicals up to that time, make up 73 Poems. This is the final volume in Liveright's reissue of Cummings's individual volumes of poetry, with texts and settings based on E. E. Cummings: The Complete Poems 1904-1962.

Poems written since 1958. Published posthumously.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780871401830
  • Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 8/18/2003
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 791,921
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (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

1 o the sun comes up-up-up in the opening 11
2 for any ruffian of the sky 12
3 seeker of truth 13
4 SONG 14
5 the first of all my dreams was of 16
6 fair ladies tall lovers 17
7 it's 18
8 plant Magic dust 20
9 now is a ship 21
10 because it's 22
11 humble one(gifted with 23
12 Me up at does 24
13 o 25
14 a great 26
15 at just 5 a 27
16 e 28
17 n 29
18 nobody could in superhuman flights 30
19 everybody happy? 31
20 fearlessandbosomy 32
21 why 33
22 annie died the other day 34
23 nite) 35
24 insu nli gh t 36
25 a grin without a 37
26 if seventy were young 38
27 in heavenly realms of hellas dwelt 39
28 "right here the other night something 41
29 the greedy the people 42
30 one winter afternoon 43
31 POEM(or 45
32 all which isn't singing is mere talking 46
33 christ but they're few 47
34 "nothing" the unjust man complained 48
35 the trick of finding what you didn't lose 49
36 if in beginning twilight of winter will stand 50
37 now that, more nearest even than your fate 51
38 silently if, out of not knowable 52
39 white guardians of the universe of sleep 53
40 your homecoming will be my homecoming - 54
41 a round face near the top of the stairs 55
42 n 56
43 may I be gay 57
44 now I lay(with everywhere around) 58
45 what time is it? it is by every star 59
46 out of midsummer's blazing most not night 60
47 without the mercy of 61
48 t,h;r:u;s,h;e:s 62
49 faithfully tinying at twilight voice 63
50 while a once world slips from 64
51 but 65
52 who are you, little i 66
53 of all things under our 67
54 timeless 68
55 i 69
56 "could that" i marvelled "be 70
57 mi(dreamlike)st 71
58 & sun & 72
59 who is this 73
60 2 little whos 74
61 one 75
62 now does our world descend 76
63 (listen) 77
64 "o purple finch please tell me why 79
65 "though your sorrows not 80
66 D-re-A-mi-N-gl-Y 81
67 enter no(silence is the blood whose flesh 82
68 what is 83
69 !hope 85
70 pity his how illimitable plight 87
71 how many moments must(amazing each 88
72 wild(at our first)beasts uttered human words 89
73 all worlds have halfsight, seeing either with 90
Afterword 91
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