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e.e. cummings - a clown's smirk in the skull of a baboon

a clown's smirk in the skull of a baboon
(where once good lips stalked or eyes firmly stirred)
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Poet: e.e. cummings
Poem: a clown's smirk in the skull of a baboon
Poem of the Day: Apr 25 2013

Comment 5 of 5, added on October 16th, 2017 at 9:56 AM.
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Comment 4 of 5, added on September 25th, 2014 at 11:25 AM.
yes sir

i agree

shane from Canada
Comment 3 of 5, added on May 18th, 2009 at 10:09 PM.

I dont think this poem is about unrequited love. It is about middle aged love, the pain of growing old. The poet is out of love with himself and his life so far. It is similar to Picasso's drawings in old age of himself as a baboon with a young girl.

jane kelly from United Kingdom

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