O Sweet Spontaneous

(by e e cummings)

O sweet spontaneous
earth how often have
the
doting

       fingers of
purient philosophers pinched
and
poked

thee
,has the naughty thumb
of science prodded
thy

    beauty     .how
often have religions taken
thee upon their scraggy knees
squeezing and

buffeting thee that thou mightest conceive
gods
     (but
true

to the incomparable
couch of death thy
rhythmic
lover

        thou answerest


them only with


                  spring)

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