you shall above all things be glad and young – ee cummings

you shall above all things be glad and young.
For if you’re young,whatever life you wear

it will become you;and if you are glad
whatever’s living will yourself become.
Girlboys may nothing more than boygirls
need:
i can entirely her only love

whose any mystery makes every man’s
flesh put space on;and his mind take off time

that you should ever think, may god forbid
and(in his mercy)your true lover spare:
for that way knowledge lies,the foetal grave
called progress,and negation’s dead un-
doom.

you shall above all things be glad and young cummings, e. e
be glad and young
cummings, e. e

I’d rather learn from one bird how to sing than teach ten thousand stars how not to
dance

cummings, e. e.. 100 Selected Poems

 


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