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e. e. cummings Answers Standardistas

Posted: 2002-08-26

What can be measured? And how do you go about measuring it?



While you and I have lips and voices which


Are for kissing and to sing with


Who cares if some oneeyed son of a bitch


Invents an instrument to measure spring with?



--e. e. cummings





Ironical footnote: this poem was published by the court jester of Standardistas (We'll take nominations for kingship)--McGraw-Hill--in What Happened to Recess and Why Are Our Children Struggling in Kindergarten by Susan Ohanian

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