March 11, 2009

cummings and goings

Lately, I've been swimming in questions of commas and redundancies, hanging modifiers and correct spellings of foreign words. I'm all comma'd out at this point.

taking a page from ee cummings, ive decided to boycott punctuation for a single post and its already bothering me that im not going to insert a period at the end of this sentence

try dropping rules
of h
ow sentences should
look,
& it gets e ven
tougher

ithinkills,topnow
somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond
any experience, your eyes have their silence:
and in your most frail gesture are things which enclose me,
or which i cannot touch because they are too near...
--from ee cummings, "somewhere i have never travelled"
This is the beginning of a fantastic poem. It has more remnants of punctuation than some of his other work.
That was as far as I could get by heart. I used to know it all by heart. I urge you to look up the rest. You shan't regret it.

1 comment:

KitKat said...

"Lately, I've been swimming in questions of commas and redundancies, hanging modifiers and correct spellings of foreign words. I'm all comma'd out at this point."

i love it.

milly! i finally made pavlovas today and i thought of you! katherinejhan.com/foodblog