E.E.Cummings

 

 

Tulips & Chimneys

(1922 Manuscript)

TULIPS

POST IMPRESSIONS

 

III the moon is hiding in

 

 

 

Library of Congress

Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin),

1894-1962.

[Poems]

Complete poems,

1904-1962/

edited by George J.

Firmage.—

1991

 

   

III

 

la luna se esconde en

su pelo.

El

lirio

del cielo

lleno de sueños,

se pone.

 

cubre su brevedad cantando

ciérrala con enredados pájaros lánguidos

entre margaritas y crepúsculos

Penétrala,

 

Recita

sobre su

carne

las perlas

 

de la lluvia susurrando-a-solas.

 

 

 

 

III

 

 

the moon is hiding in

her hair.

The

lily

of heaven

full of all dreams,

draws down.

 

cover her briefness in singing

close her with intricate faint birds

by daisies and twilights

Deepen her,

 

Recite

upon her

flesh

the rain’s

 

pearls singly-whispering.