Poem of the Day – she being Brand
Monday, 1 February 2010
she being Brand -new;and you know consequently a little stiff i was careful of her and(having thoroughly oiled the universal joint tested my gas felt of her radiator made sure her springs were O. K.)i went right to it flooded-the-carburetor cranked her up,slipped the clutch(and then somehow got into reverse she kicked what the hell)next minute i was back in neutral tried and again slo-wly;bare,ly nudg. ing(my lev-er Right- oh and her gears being in A 1 shape passed from low through second-in-to-high like greasedlightning)just as we turned the corner of Divinity avenue i touched the accelerator and give her the juice,good (it was the first ride and believe i we was happy to see how nice she acted right up to the last minute coming back down by the Public Gardens i slammed on the internalexpanding & externalcontracting brakes Bothatonce and brought allofher tremB -ling to a:dead. stand- ;Still) -e.e. cummings
This is a wonderful poem for so many reasons. Everyone that I’ve reviewed this poem with has their own favorite part. It’s a favorite of mine because of the way Cummings masterfully employs the english language. Initially looking at the poem it’s hectic and daunting. After a read through it’s striking and affecting.
The strong sexual undertones don’t hurt either.