Thursday, February 19, 2009

e.e. cummings: "If"


If freckles were lovely, and day was night,
And measles were nice and a lie warn't a lie,
Life would be delight,--
But things couldn't go right
For in such a sad plight
I wouldn't be I.

If earth was heaven and now was hence,
And past was present, and false was true,
There might be some sense
But I'd be in suspense
For on such a pretense
You wouldn't be you.

If fear was plucky, and globes were square,
And dirt was cleanly and tears were glee
Things would seem fair,--
Yet they'd all despair,
For if here was there
We wouldn't be we.

-- e.e. cummings
(photo via glamour)

2 comments:

  1. Love it :) More poetry please haha

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  2. Definitely! Expect more up soon :)

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