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e.e. cummings - I Am A Beggar Always

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Aug. 12th, 2010 | 01:47 pm

i am a beggar always
who begs in your mind

(slightly smiling, patient, unspeaking
with a sign on his
BLIND)yes i

am this person of whom somehow
you are never wholly rid(and who

does not ask for more than
just enough dreams to
live on)
after all, kid

you might as well
toss him a few thoughts

a little love preferably,
anything which you can't
pass off on other people: for
instance a
plugged promise-

the he will maybe (hearing something
fall into his hat)go wandering
after it with fingers;till having

what was thrown away
taptaptaps out of your brain, hopes, life
to(carefully turning a
corner)never bother you any more

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Something so wild turned into paper

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from: ann_septimus
date: Aug. 13th, 2010 04:26 am (UTC)

I don't like Cummings, usually, but I like this a lot.

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