The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #98647   Message #1956763
Posted By: GUEST,.gargoyle
03-Feb-07 - 03:34 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Woman whose body parts are removed
Subject: Lyr Add: my sweet old etcetera (e e cummings)
Not a Lyric - but a delightful poem for memorization - and recitation (the pregnant pause is playfully powerful) "My Sweet Etcetera" by E.E. CUMMINGS ... conjures thought of a woman removed.

my sweet old etcetera
aunt lucy during the recent
war could and what
is more did tell you just
what everybody was fighting
my sister
isabel created hundreds
hundreds)of socks not to
mention shirts fleaproof earwarmers
etcetera wristers etcetera, my
mother hoped that
i would die etcetera
bravely of course my father used
to become hoarse talking about how it was
a privilege and if only he
could meanwhile my
self etcetera lay quietly
in the deep mud et
    cetera, of
Your smile
eyes knees and of your Etcetera)