I Am A Beggar Always by E. E. Cummings

i am a beggar always
who begs in your mind

(slightly smiling, patient, unspeaking
with a sign on his
BLIND)yes i

am this person of whom somehow
you are never wholly rid(and who

does not ask for more than
just enough dreams to
live on)
after all, kid

you might as well
toss him a few thoughts

a little love preferably,
anything which you can’t
pass off on other people: for
instance a
plugged promise-

the he will maybe (hearing something
fall into his hat)go wandering
after it with fingers;till having

what was thrown away
taptaptaps out of your brain, hopes, life
to(carefully turning a
corner)never bother you any more


4 thoughts on “I Am A Beggar Always by E. E. Cummings

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    • I think it’s a poem about being in love with someone with a deep passion, and the object of one’s love not loving you back in return. So he says “i’m a beggar”, as in begging for love, begging for attention. The poet is willing to settle for just a tiny bit of attention.
      what do you think it points to?

      • Maybe about the BLIND begger within. you throw yourself a bone of hope until you find it again and see that “it bothers you no more”l

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