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-The Paw Print executive team

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

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Edition 004

Napkin Reviews
By Amanda Toledo and Mariana Leiva

A napkin review
From two poetry loving
Homosapiens

We are back with the last edition of Napkin Reviews for this school year - BUMMER I KNOW! - For this edition we thought we’d throw it back a little and chose a masterpiece from the unorthodox, rebel poet e.e. Cummings!

“since feeling is first,” e.e. cummings
since feeling is first
who pays any attention
to the syntax of things
will never wholly kiss you;
wholly to be a fool
while Spring is in the world

my blood approves,
and kisses are a better fate
than wisdom
lady i swear by all flowers. Don’t cry
—the best gesture of my brain is less than
your eyelids’ flutter which says

we are for each other: then
laugh, leaning back in my arms
for life’s not a paragraph

And death i think is no parenthesis

About the poem:
our thoughten love will
Never wholly kiss syntax
lovers, period

This poem is literally the nightmare of any english teacher!
Cummings avoids punctuation and sentence structure as I would avoid any kind of physical exercise. Instead he creates his own rules; use capitals to emphasise, punctuation to adjust the rhythm of the poem, creating an ambiguous masterpiece, that addresses the experience of being in love and the progression of life and death.

“Since feelings is first” is an essential Carpe Diem poem, and we’d love to leave you guys, on this note. Have a safe but FUN summer, remember that life’s not a paragraph!  
  • A&M

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