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love is more thicker than forget by e.e. cummings

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Listening to parents discuss how to introduce poetry to their kids. This certain parent worries, “But what if my kid grows up and wants to be a poet? That should be terrible.” Oh, dear Curtis Fox, yes, yes, it would be terrible indeed. And so, so wonderful. I knew you were just kidding 🙂

This discussion, or How to Raise a Poetry Imp, is the perfect way to end my day. My country has just gotten a new president and I’m feeling pretty optimistic. My bank account shows I’ve only got less than a dollar left in there, and the last time I looked, I’m still writing poetry. Tender-hearted, barefooted and with a lot to lose, I’m drinking my coffee and will spend the night writing still.

love is more thicker than forget
e.e. cummings

love is more thicker than forget
more thinner than recall
more seldom than a wave is wet
more frequent than to fail

it is most mad and moonly
and less it shall unbe
than all the sea which only
is deeper than the sea

love is less always than to win
less never than alive
less bigger than the least begin
less littler than forgive

it is most sane and sunly
and more it cannot die
than all the sky which only
is higher than the sky

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