e e cummings (1894-1962)
“i like my body when it is with your,” undated
Erotic, intimate, and romantic, Cummings’ sonnet “i like my body” illustrates the unconventional capitalization, syntax, and form that characterizes the poet’s work. While his style was experimental, his poems often invoked traditional themes such as nature, death, love, and sex, as seen here.
MS Am 1892.5 (227), Amy Lowell Fund, 1966-1971