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i like my body when it is with your
body. It is so quite new a thing.
Muscles better and nerves more.
i like your body. i like what it does,
i like its hows. i like to feel the spine
of your body and its bones, and the trembling
-firm-smooth ness and which i will
again and again and again
kiss, i like kissing this and that of you,
i like, slowly stroking the, shocking fuzz
of your electric fur, and what-is-it comes
over parting flesh.... And eyes big love-crumbs,

and possibly i like the thrill

of under me you so quite new

e.e. cummings

Sorry, I know it's enormously self-indulgent to post poetry, but thank goodness it's at least not anything I've written.

Shocking fuzz of your electric fur!

Date: 2008-11-09 10:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sheepthief.livejournal.com
Grizzly Adams?

Date: 2008-11-10 12:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] medusa.livejournal.com
We had to study that poem for GCSE English Lit and I find that reading it now still makes me blush and feel distinctly mortified, even if I am no longer in a class full of twenty giggling, blushing fifteen year olds.

Date: 2008-11-10 04:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] childeric.livejournal.com
I can only imagine! Your poor teachers... What on earth the savage little lot of barbarian boys in my class at school would have made of it I really don't know.

Date: 2008-11-10 12:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] moral-vacuum.livejournal.com
Is that a reference to your new moustache?

Date: 2008-11-10 12:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] valkyriekaren.livejournal.com
I've always loved that poem. Probably one of the sexiest ever written, along with Edwin Morgan's Strawberries:
http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/literacy/findresources/edwinmorgan/poems/strawberries/poem.asp

Date: 2008-11-10 03:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] childeric.livejournal.com
Oh wow, yes, that's great. Thanks!

Date: 2008-11-10 12:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nisaba.livejournal.com
Suddenly "Hot Fuzz" takes on a whole new meaning...

Date: 2008-11-10 12:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] willmate.livejournal.com
i like, slowly stroking the, shocking fuzz

Is/was s/he a greengrocer?

I know, I'm a bloody philistine

Date: 2008-11-10 02:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] menthe-reglisse.livejournal.com
I think e.e. cummings is rather under-rated. That's the second time recently I've seen something rather good by him - must read more.

Date: 2008-11-10 03:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] childeric.livejournal.com
Yes, that poem was a new one on me. I picked up a Selected Poems of his at a second-hand bookshop ages ago and only got round to dipping into it properly last night. But he's jolly good.

Date: 2008-11-10 06:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kirstenlj.livejournal.com
I am a huge e.e. cummings fan.

Date: 2008-11-10 03:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] childeric.livejournal.com
He's great. I don't know his stuff nearly well enough. But I'm now making up for lost time.

Date: 2008-11-10 04:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kirstenlj.livejournal.com
My favourite is i have found what you are like

I have a huge book on e.e. cummings here should you wish to borrow it.

Date: 2008-11-10 07:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] adela-terrell.livejournal.com
I love that poem. Thank you for reminding me of a favourite and making me smile.

Date: 2008-11-10 03:59 pm (UTC)

Date: 2008-11-10 09:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tashaa.livejournal.com
I love e.e.cummings..he is a true romantic...I like "I carry your heart.."

Date: 2008-11-10 04:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] childeric.livejournal.com
Oh yes, that's an amazing, sweet poem.

Date: 2008-11-14 10:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] firedraken.livejournal.com
"I carry your heart" was the first e.e.cummings poem I had encountered, and I thought it was amazing; did a reading of it with rosamicula for Sara_Lou's wedding, and couldn't keep a straight voice.

I shall cherish this poem too.

Date: 2008-11-10 01:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladycat.livejournal.com
I think it's a lovely thing to post, and a gorgeous way to announce how much you adore your lover.

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