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XAIPE
XAIPE | e. e. cummings
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XAIPE (Greek for "rejoice"), which first appeared in 1950, contains some of E. E. Cummings's finest work. Among many poems can be found "dying is fine)but Death," "so many selves(so many friends and gods," "when serpents bargain for the right to squirm," "no time ago," "I thank You God for most this amazing," and "now all the fingers of this tree(darling)have."
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Soubhiville
XAIPE | e. e. cummings
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Panpan

I feel a little bad “panning” this, but I‘m afraid I disliked almost every poem. The style of splitting words between lines and inserting entire other ideas in parentheses inside of a word I just found really annoying. There were a few poems that I did like, more traditional ones that focused on nature. There was one short stanza that resonated with me:

“purer than purest pure
whisper of a whisper”

Now that‘s beautiful.
#LitsyAtoZ #LetterX

Soubhiville #24in48 too 😊. 4mo
IamIamIam Sometimes you find a clunker in every great writer's collection! 4mo
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SaraBeagle
XAIPE | e. e. cummings
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Working on my #LetterX for #LitsyAtoZ

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SaraBeagle
XAIPE | e. e. cummings
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Got my #litsyatoz list submitted and X was the only one that I had to hunt down. Excited to knock the other 25 off my TBR! 😁

BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2y
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