‘If’ by e. e. cummings

‘If’

by e. e. cummings

“If freckles were lovely, and day was night,
And measles were nice and a lie warn’t a lie,
Life would be delight,—
But things couldn’t go right…”

You can read the complete poem here.

e. e. cummings was born on this day in 1894, you can read more of his work through Surrey Libraries.

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