E. E. Cummings
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"Edward Estlin Cummings", known as "E. E. Cummings", with the abbreviated form of his name often written by others in lowercase letters as "e e cummings" (in the style of some of his poems—see #Name and capitalization/name and capitalization, below), was an Poetry of the United States/American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright. His body of work encompasses approximately 2,900 poems, two autobiographical novels, four plays and several essays, as well as numerous drawings and paintings. He is remembered as an eminent voice of Modernist poetry in English/20th century English literature.

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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...

The earth laughs in flowers.

We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit.

For whatever we lose (like a you or a me) / it's always ourselves we find in the sea.

The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.

Unless you love someone, nothing else makes any sense.

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.