Wednesday, December 5, 2012


Self-portrait with sketchpad, 1939, oil on canvas

love our so right
is , all (each thing
most lovely) sweet
things cannot spring
but we be they'll

some or if where
shall breathe a new
(silvery rare
goldenly so)
moon, she is you

nothing may, quite
your my (my your
and) self without,
completely dare
be beautiful

one if should sing
(at yes of day)
younger than young
bird first for joy,
he's  i  he's  i


E. E. Cummings
(Liveright, 1950)

fourth-dimensional abstraction
(E.E. Cummings)


top painting by E.E. Cummings:
Harry Ransom Humanities Research Art Collection,
The University of Texas at Austin.