B-day shout

     On this day
in 
        1
        8

                9
                4
,ee cummings was born
.
A poet,
       painter,

               and essay
         ist,
His vis
u
               ally
        distinctive p	
                        oems

for       ever

e x p a n d e d

the ART.

EE Cummings – O sweet spontaneous

O sweet spontaneous
earth how often have
the
doting
      fingers of
prurient philosophers pinched
and
poked
thee
,has the naughty thumb
of science prodded
thy
      beauty .how
often have religions taken
thee upon their scraggy  knees
squeezing and
buffeting thee that thou mightest conceive
gods
      (but
true
to the incomparable
couch of death thy
rhythmic
lover
      thou answerest
them only with
            spring)

See also: r-p-o-p-h-e-s-s-a-g-r

Send Rusty your pumpkin pics!

Before I forget, how many of you thought it was only a matter of time before this happened?

Well, the debates are over and I hope you’ve all decided to get out and vote. If you missed the debates, read the transcript then check the “facts” for yourself. I watched the debates up at TGIFriday’s on 95th and while there overheard two girls from two different parties say, “Are these on again?” and “So this is a new one?” Apparently there are still many who don’t really give a poop. Hell, I guess I knew that. My mom’s one of them.

George H. Williams has some running debate commentary from last night – look under Oct 13th if you can’t find them.

And here’s one more fun shot from last weekend in STL:

COMMENTS

nice smug me

by e.e. cummings

this here verse’s

disjunct

i used to

stick to regular metered

poetry

now i write onetwothreefourfive poemsjustlikethat

Jesus

but this is simple work

and what i want to know is

how much am i going to get paid for this

mister editor

(from http://www.modernhumorist.com)

Posted by: toby at October 14, 2004 09:40 AM

Thanks for the link. Writers and poets like E.E. Cummings made me realize how much of an impact the visual arrangement of words has on a reader’s perception. It’s pretty amazing.

Posted by: Rusty at October 14, 2004 01:06 PM

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