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e.e. cummings is dead

Updated on March 3, 2015
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Sherri runs an online craft store and enjoys gardening and listening to classic rock. One day she hopes to be a writer.

deFine poetry!

categorize it...

make words rhyme

(tell us where to put captal letters)

and where to place the lines----

perfect meter and punctuation just right

(rules

are

made

to

be

followed)

e.e. cummings is dead...

no! he is alive

in noncoformists such as i


Note from Author: I love to break rules. e.e. cummings is one of my favorite poets. He breaks rules and shows the reader that poetry is art. I wrote this poem to encourage my fellow writers to take risks, break rules, and be true to their hearts.

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      Sherri Tuck 3 years ago from Virginia

      Rules are based on our social construction of reality. Society says that that cummings broke the rules, but I like to think that he created new rules.

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      Andrew Spacey 3 years ago from Near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire,UK

      May I say said he

      I agree said she

      perhaps, maybe

      definitely said he.

      Well done. e.e. said beautiful things in a slightly crazed form of his own making. It could be that you can only really break the rules once you truly know what they are?

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Indeed!

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      Sherri Tuck 3 years ago from Virginia

      Kindred spirits are gifts given by a gracious universe.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      One of my favorites as well! Maybe you and I are of a kind---

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      Sherri Tuck 3 years ago from Virginia

      Yes it is!

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      It's good to break out of the mould every now and then.

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      Sherri Tuck 3 years ago from Virginia

      Williams is also a favorite. I love poems with images that evoke the senses. Williams' poetry fits the bill.

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      Justin W Price 3 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      I agree. Nice work. Nothing worse than static, conformist poetry that doesn't breath or show any other signs of life. I also really like William Carlos Williams.

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      Sherri Tuck 3 years ago from Virginia

      By all means, break them, billybuc! The world needs more rule breakers and risk takers.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I love it, and I couldn't agree more. Enough said. I have some rules I need to break.