Favorite poems: i like my body when it is with your body
I took my first creative writing class as a junior in high school, and that’s where I first encountered the poems of E.E. Cummings. In fact, Cummings was one of the first poets i can remember reading.
One of my favorites is “i like my body when it is with your body.” The poem combines a certain playfulness and technical ingenuity. And as a hormone-laden teen, of course, the topic can’t be beaten: “i like kissing this and that of you,/i like slowly stroking the shocking fuzz/of your electric fur.”
And even though their styles are quite different, Cummings here reminds me of Walt Whitman in the way his lyricism shines through.