Poem: e e cummings

e e cummings

you enlightened my brain

with rose infused verse

mysterious refrains

you imagined the impossible

merged dream into reality

changed nouns to verbs

you reinvented the words

removed the hierarchy of capitals

reframed the essence of poetry

you made it accessible vs scholarly

by deleting the snobbery

and replaced it with gorgeous

puzzle-like words that fit

like ladders and bridges

you translated the language of roses

dreaming of spring in the snow

you elevated simplicity

to high art for the people

there’s no one else

with your exact genius.

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