Beautiful Answer Quote

Okay, I happened to notice in my stats that I got several searches from people who were trying to find out where the quote “Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question” came from. So, here’s the more precise answer: it’s the last line of the introduction to E.E. Cummings collection “New Poems” published in 1938. Or if you get your hands on his collection Poems: 1923-1954, it’s the last sentence on page 332.

By the way, the introduction is in prose, but it’s just as interesting to read as his poetry.

(My post inspired by this quote is found here.)

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One response to “Beautiful Answer Quote

  1. I found your blog on the ee cummings quote today – at just the right moment. I am a hospice chaplain, and what i do…what we do… is about asking the question that is arising but no one wants to see it….and doing it in a way that eases and reveals…

    One of my fav ee cummings… is Ending Earth, So lovely. Thank you for this.

    I will look for an old book of ee’s when I am next browsing in the stacks. Is it in any newer editions?

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