Ray Penny: ‘understanding’


now i understand e e cummings the lack of punctuation

the tweespacing and conjoined words


            of thought        came so fast

there was no space—or effort—

To go

                        back half a line

                                    or have his tears


splashed onto the page in some

                        fashion that only he could discern

            put words wherever they fit

or not

and to hell with iamb or pentameter

             i understand now

his process of creation            he was a greatpoet

and a lousy typist

Ray Penny

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