if you like my poems

by E. E. Cummings



if you like my poems let them

walk in the evening,a little behind you

then people will say

“Along this road i saw a princess pass

on her way to meet her lover(it was

toward nightfall)with tall and ignorant servants.”



From The Complete Poems of E. E. Cummings 1904–1962. George J. Firmage, ed. New York: Liveright, 1991, 1994, page 965.