E.E. Cummings, the poet of the “little i”, was also a poet of the EYE.

According to Billy Collins, himself a poet, Cummings broke “down words into syllables and letters”, employed eccentric punctuation”, and indulged “in all kinds of print-based shenanigans”.

Famously, Cummings wrote, “not all my poems are to be read aloud-some are to be seen and not heard.”

And, some were clearly must be sung, as Natalie Merchant sings maggie and millie and molly and may.