Be of love

be of love (a little) more careful
than of everything
guard her perhaps only
A trifle less (merely beyond how very)
closely than nothing
remember love by frequent
anguish (imagine
her least never with most
memory)
give entirely each
forever its freedom

(dare until a flower,
understanding ceaselessly sunlight
open what thousandth why and
discover laughing)

– e. e. cummings, be of love (a little)

About Vasilly

Mother, daughter, sister, college student, bookworm, lover of chocolate and coffee.
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Be of love

be of love (a little) more careful
than of everything
guard her perhaps only
A trifle less (merely beyond how very)
closely than nothing
remember love by frequent
anguish (imagine
her least never with most
memory)
give entirely each
forever its freedom

(dare until a flower,
understanding ceaselessly sunlight
open what thousandth why and
discover laughing)

– e. e. cummings, be of love (a little)

About Vasilly

Mother, daughter, sister, college student, bookworm, lover of chocolate and coffee.
This entry was posted in poetry. Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Be of love

  1. Laura says:

    I did a huge poetry project in high school on several of e e cummings poems. Since then, I’ve gained an appreciation for his work. I love this one–thanks for sharing!🙂

  2. N.Vasillis says:

    I saw this poem on another site and I had to share it. I’m trying to read more of his poetry again.

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Be of love

be of love (a little) more careful
than of everything
guard her perhaps only
A trifle less (merely beyond how very)
closely than nothing
remember love by frequent
anguish (imagine
her least never with most
memory)
give entirely each
forever its freedom

(dare until a flower,
understanding ceaselessly sunlight
open what thousandth why and
discover laughing)

– e. e. cummings, be of love (a little)

About Vasilly

Mother, daughter, sister, college student, bookworm, lover of chocolate and coffee.
This entry was posted in poetry. Bookmark the permalink.