Poem: i like my body

i like my body

by E. E. Cummings

<!– (from Complete Poems 1904-1962) –>

i like my body when it is with your
body. It is so quite a new thing.
Muscles better and nerves more.
i like your body. i like what it does,
i like its hows. i like to feel the spine
of your body and its bones, and the trembling
-firm-smooth ness and which I will
again and again and again
kiss, i like kissing this and that of you,
i like, slowly stroking the, shocking fuzz
of your electric fur, and what-is-it comes
over parting flesh…And eyes big love-crumbs,

and possibly i like the thrill
of under me you quite so new

“i like my body” by e.e. cummings from Complete Poems 1904-1962. © Liveright Publishing, 1991.

Hear Garrison Keillor read it on The Writer’s Almanac

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1 Comment

  1. Wow. Thanks for sharing!


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