Birthday Poem

your birthday comes to tell me this

— each luckiest of lucky days
i’ve loved, shall love, do love you, was

and will be and my birthday is


 e e cummings


Writing Prompt:

1. I have always loved the way cummings mixes syntax to wake up the brain of the reader. Write your own poem of birthday celebration to a friend in which you mix parts of speech and other components to surprise yourself and others.


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