About the author:e e cummings never bothered capitalizing his own name. He even legally changed it to use lower case letters, as he often did in his poetry. Born Edward Estlin Cummings ( 1894 – 1962) he was an American poet, painter, author and playwright.
He was a decided Bohemian who did time in the salons of 1920’s Paris, no stranger to the likes of Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound and Picasso. He was also a right wing Republican who, back home in the U.S. A., supported Red-Scare senator Joseph McCarthy in 1950’s anti-Communist campaigns. His work was influenced by Dada, Surrealism, Transcendentalism and experimentation of all kinds.
in Just – was first published in May, 1920. Some say this poem is about little kids playing marbles, some say it is about puberty and sexual awakenings. Well now. You decide 🙂
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