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POEM OF THE DAY -- "may i feel said he" by e. e. cummings

This poem just delighted me.  There's a reason why ee cummings poems hold up over time, and why ee cummings image holds up over time.  After all, it is nearly 100 years since he began writing poetry.

EE cummings is accessible today.  What I mean is that he is probably more accessible today than he was in the present tense back in 1932.  He was popular, but WAY ahead of his time, considered eccentric.  But in addition to his wonderful innovative poetry, look at his pictures.  His intellectual good looks, interesting FASHION sense, which would be considered very fashionable even today -- his hair, sideburns, etc. -- quite the intellectual rebel image.

Well, enjoy this poem.  Nearly 100 years old now; it holds up quite well.  And as usual, cummings captures the feel.  He puts you on the bed.

A tribute to love.  A humorous tribute to the human mating ritual.

A window into two loving souls.

may i feel said he

by e e cummings

may i feel said he
(i'll squeal said she
just once said he)
it's fun said she

(may i touch said he
how much said she
a lot said he)
why not said she

(let's go said he
not too far said she
what's too far said he
where you are said she)

may i stay said he
(which way said she
like this said he
if you kiss said she

may i move said he
is it love said she)
if you're willing said he
(but you're killing said she

but it's life said he
but your wife said she
now said he)
ow said she

(tiptop said he
don't stop said she
oh no said he)
go slow said she

(cccome?said he
ummm said she)
you're divine!said he
(you are Mine said she)

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