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Stinging

E. E. Cummings

stinging
gold swarms
upon the spires
silver

           chants the litanies the
great bells are ringing with rose
the lewd fat bells
                            and a tall

wind
is dragging
the
sea

with

dream

-S
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From Tulips and Chimneys | New York: Thomas Seltzer, 1923
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