Frases de Edward Estlin Cummings

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Edward Estlin Cummings

Data de nascimento: 14. Outubro 1894
Data de falecimento: 3. Setembro 1962

Edward Estlin Cummings , usualmente abreviado como e. e. cummings, em minúsculas, como o poeta assinava e publicava, foi um poeta, pintor, ensaísta e dramaturgo norte-americano.

Tendo sido, principalmente, poeta, é considerado por Augusto de Campos um dos principais inovadores da linguagem da poesia e da literatura no século XX.

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„as small as a world and as large as alone
For whatever we lose(like a you or a me)
it’s always ourselves we find in the sea“

—  E.E. Cummings

Variante: For whatever we lose (like a you or a me),
It's always our self we find in the sea.
Fonte: 100 Selected Poems

„Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backward.“

—  E.E. Cummings

Variante: Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backwards.

„it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you“

—  E.E. Cummings

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95 poems (1958)
Variante: it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

„I would rather learn from one bird how to sing than to teach 10,000 stars how not to dance.“

—  E.E. Cummings

Collected Poems (1938) New Poems 22
Variante: I'd rather learn from one bird how to sing
than teach ten thousand stars how not to dance.

„To be nobody-but-yourself — in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else — means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.“

—  E.E. Cummings

A Poet's Advice (1958)
Contexto: Almost anybody can learn to think or believe or know, but not a single human being can be taught to feel …
the moment you feel, you're nobody-but-yourself.
To be nobody-but-yourself — in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else — means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.

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