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e.e. cummings - O sweet spontaneous

O sweet spontaneous 
earth how often have 
the doting 

fingers of 
prurient philosophies pinched 

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Poet: e.e. cummings
Poem: O sweet spontaneous
Poem of the Day: Sep 19 2000

Comment 5 of 5, added on April 20th, 2010 at 6:59 PM.
O Sweet Spontaneous

This is wrong.....should be
"prurient philosophers"

Comment 4 of 5, added on March 17th, 2010 at 6:59 PM.

I find it interesting that cummings chose to describe the earth as "spontaneous" in the first line of the poem, and death as its "rhythmic lover". I would have thought that death was the more spontaneous of the two, and earth's rhythmic cycles are the very opposite of spontaneous.

Jade from United States
Comment 3 of 5, added on March 24th, 2008 at 5:15 AM.

prurient philosophies pinched
Is this an alliteration?

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