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(Poem #1260) Anyone lived in a pretty how town
anyone lived in a pretty how town (with up so floating many bells down) spring summer autumn winter he sang his didnt he danced his did. Women and men(both little and small) cared for anyone not at all they sowed their isnt they reaped their same sun moon stars rain children guessed(but only a few and down they forgot as up they grew autumn winter spring summer) that noone loved him more by more when by now and tree by leaf she laughed his joy she cried his grief bird by snow and stir by still anyones any was all to her someones married their everyones laughed their cryings and did their dance (sleep wake hoe and then)they said their nevers and they slept their dream stars rain sun moon (and only the snow can begin to explain how children are apt for forget to remember with up so floating many bells down) one day anyone died i guess (and noone stooped to kiss his face) busy folk buried them side by side little by little and was by was all by all and deep by deep and more by more they dream their sleep noone and anyone earth by april wish by spirit and if by yes. Women and men(both dong and ding) summer autumn winter spring reaped their sowing and went their came sun moon stars rain
I love this poem so much. At first glance it appears to be a description of a town, but if you notice, "anyone" and "noone" are lovers who are ignored by the same townspeople described and at first, the reader. The reversed word order and repetition also adds to the "Cummings style." I also enjoyed the use of the cosmos and seasons to show the passing of time.