‘Spring is like a perhaps hand’, by e. e. cummings

28 June 2014

Spring is like a perhaps hand
(which comes carefully
out of Nowhere)arranging
a window,into which people look(while
people stare
arranging and changing placing
carefully there a strange
thing and a known thing here)and

changing everything carefully

spring is like a perhaps
Hand in a window
(carefully to
and fro moving New and
Old things,while
people stare carefully
moving a perhaps
fraction of flower here placing
an inch of air there)and

without breaking anything.

[Read in selected poems 1923-1958, published by Faber & Faber. Ripped from http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/spring-perhaps-hand.]

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