may i feel said he  

AdventureBeckons 44M
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4/1/2006 8:04 pm

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may i feel said he

may i feel said he by e.e. cummings

may i feel said he
(i'll squeal said she
just once said he)
it's fun said she

(may i touch said he
how much said she
a lot said he)
why not said she

(let's go said he
not too far said she
what's too far said he
where you are said she)

may i stay said he
(which way said she
like this said he
if you kiss said she

may i move said he
is it love said she)
if you're willing said he
(but you're killing said she

but it's life said he
but your wife said she
now said he)
ow said she

(tiptop said he
don't stop said she
oh no said he)
go slow said she

(cccome?said he
ummm said she)
you're divine!said he
(you are Mine said she)


I was thinking about this poem a few days ago, and after _safira decided to post one of his poems I thought I had better post this one before someone beats me to it.

When I was in about the 10th grade my English class had to do a group project to present a poem of our choice. My team, 2 boys and one girl, goofed off for most of the time we were supposed to be working on the project and at about the last minute I suggested we give an interpretation of this e.e. cummings poem. Basically, read it aloud, with feeling! So the girl read the "said she" lines, and the other guy on the team read the "said he" lines, alternating, in front of the class, while I cracked up in the corner. I don't think we got any comments at all, mouths were just agape. We all got As! Brilliant!

And somehow I think that moment has somehow influenced my entire life. Hmmm...

_Safira 54F
11260 posts
4/2/2006 9:26 am

Well-done, AdventureBeckons ... well-done. (And to what movie are you referring?)

This is my blog - Comes With Warning Labels. There are many like it, but this one is mine.


AdventureBeckons 44M
145 posts
4/2/2006 12:49 pm

In Her Shoes is the one I meant on your blog. Had to look it up.

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