E. E. Cummings
October 14, 1894 Cambridge, Massachusetts
September 3, 1962 North Conway, New Hampshire
E. E. Cummings real name is Edward Estlin Cummings. When he first started writing he abbreviated his name and it stuck. He was Born into a Unitarian family to the parents, Edward Cummings and Rebecca Haswell Clarke. He was a very spiritual young man. He always wanted to be a poet, even when he was a young child. During the first world war Cummings was arrested by the French soldiers. Cummings was released December 12, 1917. He became a guest professor in Harvard University in his later years. He had three wife's and only one daughter with one of them named Nancy which he did not see from 1925 to 1946.
Cummings was a writer basically all of his life and he got inspiration form his own personal experiences. He wrote mostly poems but also a lot of novels. He wrote a novel about the time that he was imprisoned in the first world war. Most of his poems were sonnets. He wrote an autobiography called, The Enormous Room.
this is the garden:colours come and go,frail azures fluttering from night’s outer wing
strong silent greens silently lingering,
absolute lights like baths of golden snow.
This is the garden:pursed lips do blow
upon cool flutes within wide glooms,and sing
(of harps celestial to the quivering string)
invisible faces hauntingly and slow.
This is the garden. Time shall surely reap
and on Death’s blade lie many a flower curled,
in other lands where other songs be sung;
yet stand They here enraptured,as among
the slow deep trees perpetual of sleep
some silver-fingered fountain steals the world.
-E. E. Cummings