as freedom is a breakfastfood

e.e. cummings

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as freedom is a breakfastfood
or truth can live with right and wrong
or molehills are from mountains made
-long enough and just so long
will being pay the rent of seem
and genius please the talentgang
and water most encourage flame

as hatracks into peachtrees grow
or hopes dance best on bald men's hair
and every finger is a toe
and any courage is a fear
-long enough and just so long
will the impure think all things pure
and hornets wail by children stung

or as the seeing are the blind
and robins never welcome spring
nor flatfolk prove their world is round
nor dingsters die at break of dong
and common's rare and millstones float
-long enough and just so long
tomorrow will not be too late

worms are the words but joy's the voice
down shall go which and up come who
breasts will be breasts and thighs will be thighs
deeds cannot dream what dreams can do
-time is a tree (this life one leaf)
but love is the sky and i am for you
just so long and long enough

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  • davekauper22701

    Such a thought-provoking piece! It seems to dance around the idea of contradictions and oxymorons, the kind we encounter every day. It's like twisting the way we typically see memories, dreams, and aspects of reality. I thoroughly enjoyed the emotional journey it took me on. Gets you thinking, huh? πŸ€”πŸŒΊπŸ“š

    • tabathaseaman

      Thiis is one heavy piece of writing, took mme a minute! The whole line about "as hatracks into peachtrees grow" rlly stood out for me. It was like... confusion and beauty both at once? It’s like all these opposites and contradictions are mixed together? Kind of hurts te brain a bit to think too much about it. Doing this assignemt isnt that easy it's making me thing a lot.