Friday, September 14, 2012

Best Simile Ever: like a fragment of angry candy e. e. cummings


the Cambridge ladies who live in furnished souls

By E. E. Cummings
the Cambridge ladies who live in furnished souls
are unbeautiful and have comfortable minds
(also, with the church's protestant blessings
daughters,unscented shapeless spirited)
they believe in Christ and Longfellow, both dead,
are invariably interested in so many things—
at the present writing one still finds
delighted fingers knitting for the is it Poles?
perhaps. While permanent faces coyly bandy
scandal of Mrs. N and Professor D
.... the Cambridge ladies do not care, above
Cambridge if sometimes in its box of
sky lavender and cornerless, the
moon rattles like a fragment of angry candy 
 

After all the years of loving this poem, I just realized he capitalized the word Cambridge. 

How sarcastic he was. 

Best simile ever: 

the moon rattles like a fragment of angry candy

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