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SANDWICH FOR LISA


Life’s a BITCH


No, it’s not


It’s a bit CH


A BIT of a sandwi CH


–If e.e. can do it so can I




Rye bread


Mustard spread


Salami pickle brie


Rye bread




Wry bred


Must turn instead


So lamely pick on me


Wry bred


–If I can do it so can e.e.

 

Jonathan Perkes, May 2009

 

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When Cummings was a boy, his father bought a farm in the Sandwich Range of the White Mountains from a farmer named Ephraim Joy. Cummings was indebted to his boyhood summers at Joy Farm for his Wordsworthian love of nature.

In his adult life, after the death of his father, Cummings continued to live at Joy Farm from May to October every year. He took up bird watching and thumbed through Peterson’s guidebooks. He painted Mount Chocura as often as Cezanne did Mont Saint-Victorie.

Watching the sun set behind the mountain became an evening ritual that he required everyone in the house to join in.

His many poems that celebrate the natural world and the denizens of the forest were inspired by his New Hampshire summers.

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