Thursday, December 15, 2005

e.e. cummings was a genius

now the ears of my ears awake and
now the eyes of my eyes are opened
it's so damn sweet when Anybody—
…makes you feel
…for once(imag
-ine) You
Almost anybody can learn to think or believe or know, but not a single human being can be taught to feel …
the moment you feel, you're nobody-but-yourself.
To be nobody-but-yourself-in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else— means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
I'd rather learn from one bird how to sing
than teach ten thousand stars how not to dance.
unlove's the heavenless hell and the homeless home

~All quotes listed are © e.e. cummings~

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