E. E. Cummings
Edward Estlin Cummings (October 14, 1894 – September 3, 1962), popularly known as E. E. Cummings, with the abbreviated form of his name often written by others in lowercase letters as e.e. cummings (in the style of some of his poems—see name and capitalization, below), was an American poet
Poetry of the United States
American poetry, the poetry of the United States, arose first as efforts by colonists to add their voices to English poetry in the 17th century, well before the constitutional unification of the thirteen colonies...

, painter, essayist, author, and playwright. His body of work encompasses approximately 2,900 poems, two autobiographical novels, four plays and several essays, as well as numerous drawings and paintings.

Life,for eternal us,is now Introduction to Poems 1924-1954

Writing...is an art; and artists...are human beings. As a human being stands, so a human being is....

The Enormous Room (1922)

All in green went my love riding on a great horse of gold into the silver dawn.

Tulips and Chimneys (1923) IV

it's spring when the world is puddle-wonderful

Tulips and Chimneys (1923) in Just-

My theory of technique, if I have one, is very far from original; nor is it complicated. I can express it in fifteen words, by quoting The Eternal Question And Immortal Answer of burlesk, viz. "Would you hit a woman with a child?— No, I'd hit her with a brick." Like the burlesk comedian, I am abnormally fond of that precision which creates movement.

EIMI (1933)

I'd rather learn from one bird how to sing than teach ten thousand stars how not to dance.

Collected Poems (1938) New Poems 22

Why do you paint? For exactly the same reason I breathe. That’s not an answer. There isn’t any answer. How long hasn’t there been any answer? As long as I can remember. And how long have you written? As long as I can remember. I mean poetry. So do I.

"Forward to an Exhibit: II" (1945)