by e. e. cummings
 
 
 
      This poem is also from TULIPS AND CHIMNEYS (1923).  It speaks of something we have or will always deal with during young age.  Cummings speeks of betrayal, though instead of the anger one would expect, Cummings feels a sertain connection with his rival.  "that i may go unto him, and take his hands, / saying, Accept all happiness from me."  It is as though Cummings was proud to share his love of someone with another.  "Then shall i turn my face,and hear one bird / sing terribly afar in the lost lands."  For Cummings, however, these feelings come not without sorrow and lonelieness that we've all known.
 
 
 



 
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