Edward Estlin Cummings (1894-1962) publicó Xaipe (greek for ‘rejoice’) en 1950. Aquí una selección; si les interesa, Liveright hizo buenas ediciones de su poesía. Disfruten.

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o o
ld
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nce upo

n
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o mo

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)time
me

n

sit(l
oo
k)dre

am

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if the

green
opens
a little a
little
was
much and much
is

too if

the green robe
o
p
e
n
s
and two are

wildstrawberries

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25

pieces(in darker
than small is dirtiest
any city’s least
street)of mirror

lying are each(why
do people say it’s un
lucky to break one)
whole with sky

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i’m
asking
you dear to
what else could a
no but it doesn’t
of course but you don’t seem
to realize i can’t make
it clearer war just isn’t what
we imagine but please for god’s O
what the hell yes it’s true that was
me but that me isn’t me
can’t you see now no not
any christ but you
must understand
why because
i am
dead

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