buy me an ounce and i’ll sell you a pound.

buy me an ounce and i’ll sell you a pound.
Turn
gert
(spin!
helen)the
slimmer the finger the thicker the thumb(it’s
whirl,
girls)
round and round

early to better is wiser for worse.
Give
liz
(take!
tommy)we
order a steak and they send us a pie(it’s
try,
boys)
mine is yours

ask me the name of the moon in the man.
Up
sam
(down!
alice)a
hole in the ocean will never be missed(it’s
in,
girls)
yours is mine

either was deafer than neither was dumb.
Skip
fred
(jump!
neddy)but
under the wonder is over the why(it’s
now,
boys)
here we come

Analysis, meaning and summary of e.e. cummings's poem buy me an ounce and i’ll sell you a pound.

6 Comments

  1. Lory says:

    This poem seems very sneaky and provocative. I love it and I’m considering using it for an annotation at school.

  2. dynamyte says:

    dis poem wuz tottally awsome dude! he rox my sox

  3. Dean says:

    Uh, I think this is rather graphic. I may be wrong, but this sounds rather sexual.

  4. Alex says:

    It’s like being clobbered over the head by a pro baseball player with a foam rubber bat…

  5. Heather says:

    I thought this poem was about something that i wouldnt think a professional poem would be about! I still dont know what it means but if it is what i think then thats awesome!!! **toke toke**

  6. Kit says:

    When I first read the title I thought that this poem was about somthing totally different. Now that I have read it it really make no sence to me!

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