1] Cummings wrote this poem for Elaine Thayer (Richard F. Kennedy, in Dreams in the Mirror: A Biography of E. E. Cummings [New York: Liveright, 1980]: 194-95).
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Original text: "Sonnets Actualities XXIV," & (New York: privately printed, 1925): 116. Firmage A4a, Berg Collection, New York Public Library.
First publication date: 14 February 1925
RPO poem editor: Ian Lancashire
RP edition: RPO 2000.
Recent editing: 2:2001/12/12
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