when life is quite through with

January 25, 2013

by e. e. cummings

when life is quite through with
and leaves say alas,
much is to do
for the swallow, that closes
a flight in the blue;

when love’s had his tears out,
perhaps shall pass
a million years
(while a bee doses
on the poppies, the dears;

when all’s done and said, and
under the grass
lies her head,
by oaks and roses

About the Author:

e.e. cummings was an American poet, author and playwright.