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Amores (VI)

into the smiting 
sky tense 
with 
blend 

ing 
the 
tree        leaps 
                           a stiffened exquisite 

i 
wait the sweet 
annihilation of swift 
flesh 

i make me stern against 
your charming strength 

O haste 
                annihilator 
drawing into you my enchanting 
leaves

Credit


This poem is in the public domain.

Author


E. E. Cummings

Edward Estlin Cummings is known for his radical experimentation with form, punctuation, spelling, and syntax; he abandoned traditional techniques and structures to create a new, highly idiosyncratic means of poetic expression.

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