Thanks to Colleen over at Silver Threading for facilitating this weekly community event.
When Colleen at Silver Threading posted a quote by Elmore Leonard last week, I thought of e e cummings, the American poet known for experimenting with his poetry by ignoring conventional grammar and syntax rules. I hadn’t thought of e e cummings in years perhaps since my e e cummings phase as a teenager.
what? everyone had an e e cummings phase, right? I wrote my name in lowercase and pretty much everything I wrote was written in lowercase with no punctuation. I recall my teachers loving my efforts to honor the poet. I did eventually get over it and return routine grammar and punctuation to my writing.
Generally, I like to focus on quotes about writing but couldn’t really find any other than the quote above so I chose a selection of quotes that will hopefully both make you think and smile.
For more about Edward Estlin Cummings – E E Cummings (October 14, 1894 – September 3, 1962), visit his Wikipedia page.