ee cummings quotes

Love is the voice under all silences, the hope which has no opposite in fear; the strength so strong mere force is feebleness: the truth more first than sun, more last than star..
—  EE Cummings
and daffodils (a poem after ee cummings)

i, in girl-colored twilight
press palms to the walls
of spring, where each
cell in my body is waiting
for something of some
thing to be

all girl to lips, to wide-placed
hips a girl to the brink
of all there is

and seasons breathe the pink
of meat, the bite of gums
and sharpened teeth -
and each to each to each
to reach,

girls in sweat seek suns,
swirls of green in
flowered guns

and daffodils
and spring