thy fingers make early flowers…

e, por falar em tulipas, o livro tulips and chimneys, de e.e.cummings, traz esse poema sobre elas. observe-se que a poesia de cummings é deveras interessante, pois as letras maiúsculas, os espaços entre as palavras, ou a ausência deles, as interrupções, a posição do início e do fim das frases e dos versos, tudo faz parte do poema. portanto, thy fingers make early flowers… foi mantida integralmente na sua forma original.

Thy fingers make early flowers of
all things.
thy hair mostly the hours love:
a smoothness which
sings,saying
(though love be a day)
do not fear,we will go amaying.

thy whitest feet crisply are straying.
Always
thy moist eyes are at kisses playing,
whose strangeness much
says;singing
(though love be a day)
for which girl art thou flowers bringing?

To be thy lips is a sweet thing
and small.
Death,Thee i call rich beyond wishing
if this thou catch,
else missing.
(though love be a day
and life be nothing,it shall not stop kissing).

(E.E. Cummings)