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e. e. cummings

 Poetry Challenge Day 62 (Sun 12/5/21)



e. e. cummings,
a.k.a. Edward Estlin Cummings
wrote a poem a day
from age 8 to age 22.

He makes my efforts
to do the same
for just 365 days
look ridiculous.

I’m quite sure that is
what made him great.
Single minded pursuit
of a single goal.

I probably will not live long enough
to experience that sort of
dedication and passion
to a single desire.

If it takes 14 years of practice
to write a good poem,
my efforts here are not likely to succeed,
but I think I’ll try anyway.



I have extended my admiration for Billie Collins to include a deep respect for e. e. cummings.