Poet's Song

In "Poet's Song," Copland sets the text of E. E. Cummings. "in spite of everything" was first published in Cummings's volume is 5 in 1926.

Date: 1927Composer: Aaron CoplandText: E. E. Cummings

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in spite of everything
by e. e. cummings

in spite of everything
which breathes and moves,since Doom
(with white longest hands
neatening each crease)
will smooth entirely our minds

–before leaving my room
i turn,and(stooping
through the morning)kiss
this pillow,dear
where our heads lived and were.

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Composer(s): Aaron Copland

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