E. E. Cummings
From anyone lived in a pretty how town:
"anyone lived in a pretty how town
Women and men(both little and small)
children guessed(but only a few
when by now and tree by leaf
From The Norton Anthology of American Literature:
"Beginning in the 1920s and 1930s, Edward Estlin Cummings built a reputation as author of a particularly agreeable kind of modernist poetry, distinguished by clever formal innovation, a tender lyricism, and the thematic celebration of individuals against mass society....His poetry continued the attack on the depersonalized, commercial, exploitative mass culture and celebrated loners, lovers, and nonconformists."
The links below will lead you directly to individual titles at amazon.com. Should you happen to buy something, we will be rewarded with enormous sums allowing us to acquire simply vast numbers of racing yachts, Swiss chalets, and microbrewery products, for which we will be deeply grateful:
Cummings : Complete Poems 1904-1962
Poems (full-text) by E. E. Cummings at The Academy of American Poets
The nicely put-together E. E. Cummings Page at the Academy of American Poets. Includes a short biography, the poems listed above, and various links.