Jikininki Sanzoku


For English - Poem by Jikininki Sanzoku

ee cummings

Edward Estlin Cummings was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts October 14,1894. His father, Edward Haswell Clarke Cummings, was a professor of sociology and political science at Harvard University. Rebecca Haswell Clarke Cummings was ee cummings mother, and his one sister, Elizabeth, was born when he was six. ee cummings wrote poetry from a young age, developing his personal style in a letter he wrote his father at age six.
FATHER DEAR. BE, YOUR FATHER-GOOD AND GOOD,
HE IS GOOD NOW, IT IS NOT GOOD TO SEE IT RAIN,
FATHER DEAR IS, IT, DEAR, NO FATHER DEAR,
LOVE, YOU DEAR,
ESTLIN.
Some of his awards include the Dial Award 1925, the Guggenheim Fellowship 1933, the Shelley Memorial Award for Poetry 1944, the Harriet Monroe Prize from Poetry magazine 1950, the Fellowship of American Academy of Poets 1950, the Guggenheim Fellowship 1951, the Charles Eliot Norton Professorship at Harvard 1952–1953, the Special citation from the National Book Award Committee for his Poems,1923-1954 1957, the Bollingen Prize in Poetry 1958, the Boston Arts Festival Award 1957, and the Two-year Ford Foundation grant of $15,000 1959.


dying is fine) but Death
dying is fine) but Death

? o
baby
i

wouldn't like

Death if Death
were
good: for

when(instead of stopping to think) you

begin to feel of it, dying
's miraculous
why? be

cause dying is

perfectly natural; perfectly
putting
it mildly lively(but

Death

is strictly
scientific
& artificial &

evil & legal)

we thank thee
god
almighty for dying
(forgive us, o life! the sin of Death

ee cummings

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 17, 2008



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