for prodigal read generous

Here’s a bit of advice for readers during this National Month of Poetry — a poem by e. e. cummings:

for prodigal read generous

–for youth read age–

read for sheer wonder mere surprise

(then turn the page)

contentment read for ecstasy

–for poem prose–

caution for curiosity

(and close your eyes)


  1. fantastic postings going on, Lisa – am having a TS E period myself, currently playing with Prufrock…..more another time, but v interested in the idea of people who know they are pitiful (measuring life in coffee spoons…am an attendant lord…), Like Pooter or ultimately, Malvolio… TLI

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