’13’ by E.E. Cummings

Hello to all. I am trying something different for a change and sharing one of my favorite poems by one of my favorite poets. I do not know why certain pieces draw me in more than others; they just do. Hope you all enjoy!


So shy shy shy(and with a

look the very boldest man

can scarcely dare to meet no matter


how he’ll try to try)


So wrong(wrong wrong)and with a

smile at which the rightest man

remembers there is such a thing


as spring and wonders why


So gay gay gay and with a

wisdom not the wisest man

will partly understand(although


the wisest man am i)


So young young young and with a

something makes the oldest man

(whoever he may be)the only


man who’ll never die


– taken from 95 Poems (1958)


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