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Comment 32 of 452, added on March 8th, 2005 at 7:50 PM.

e.e. cummings is amazing. the ways he writes is so unique. when i read
this poem i didnt get much out of it. than i looked at it and i thnk i got
it. as time passes life goes on and it happens to everyone which is why he
didn't give any names in this poem. life, when looked at it generally, is
the same for everyone. children grow up, fall in love and die and it just

"Women and men(both dong and ding)
summer autumn winter spring
reaped thier sowing and went their came
sun moon stars rain"

matt whitaker from United States
Comment 31 of 452, added on February 27th, 2005 at 6:27 PM.

this is my favorite cummings poem! i have to do a report on him and this
sis a big part of the presentation. like justin d. i was able to listen on
tape.it is a very rewarding experience, especially since he is no longer

Grace from United States
Comment 30 of 452, added on February 4th, 2005 at 5:08 PM.

Awesome! The way this poem flows is creat. It is playful but very serious
at the same time. I love it.

Adrienne from United States
Comment 29 of 452, added on February 2nd, 2005 at 5:40 PM.

I came upon this poem in a literature class at Assumption College.I don't
claim to understand it, but I fell in love with its rhythmic flow. I just
love reading it aloud when my husband's not around.

Idamay U.S.A.

Idamay Arsenault from United States
Comment 28 of 452, added on January 16th, 2005 at 11:15 PM.

'anyone' is getting older now. 'anyone' married his 'noone' many years ago.
'noone' is still 'anyone's' one and only love. Our hands have grown
toghther and need each others to hold on walks. Should 'anyone' pass before
his 'noone' please read this so the 'someones' can tell their 'everyones'
that true love, for those luck enough to find it, is forever.

Patrick from United States
Comment 27 of 452, added on January 5th, 2005 at 11:08 PM.

This is a wonderful poem.. and if it had been written in a simple easy to
read way.. it wouldn't have the effect that it does. I read it for the
first time in english, and i didn't understand a word of it.. but then as
our teacher explained it to us, it made so much sense.. i have to admit.. i
almost cried! One thing i notcied after the class, when i came home and
read it.. is that e.e. cummings writes his poetry in lower case.. but in
this poem there are two instances were you capitalizes something.. he
capatalizes the word Women two times.. i'm not really sure if it means
anything.. but.. maybe, e-mail me if you have any ideas about it!

Caitlin from United States
Comment 26 of 452, added on January 3rd, 2005 at 3:29 AM.

I particularly enjoyed how Cummings put a word(s) into a syntax such that
he gives an abstract word an actual definition. For example: "anyone" has
its usual meaning of being a nobody in particular, while to his fellow
townsmen he is just "anyone", and to the reader "anyone" is a specific
individual who is capable of love. (Robert E. Wagner) All in all, E. E.
Cummings is a brilliant poet and writer.

Joshua from United States
Comment 25 of 452, added on December 27th, 2004 at 3:02 PM.

This poem is heartbreaking to me. Not for Anyone and Noone but for the
Everyones and Someones. They rejected Anyone and he found happiness with
Noone, they went through life and hide their pain when they "laughed their
cryings". To top that off they gave up all hope when they "said their
nevers and slept their dream". At least Noone and Anyone had a life
together where liveing their dreams. I also loved the way that he showed
time lapsing by naming seasons and emotion, it's unique and brillant.

Amanda from United States
Comment 24 of 452, added on December 19th, 2004 at 4:22 PM.

This poet is not well known in Italy. I appreciate his style and his way of
see things, very near to me. In my opinion he did not receive in life the
right level of fame for a poet of his talent. His poetry is blood and body
and his best skill is to see over things to capture their real nature

Black Jack from Italy
Comment 23 of 452, added on December 6th, 2004 at 12:07 PM.

This is my favorite poem ever. It has so many levels of meaning. It
reminds me of the picture of the young woman/old hag where you can see two
very different pictures simultaneously. I first read this poem in a class
in college, but as I have grown older and experienced things like loosing
my anyone, this poem has shown deeper shades of meaning for me. I think I
really enjoy this poem because it wasn't easy to understand and took
wrestling with, but when I took a rest (I'll never be done) the word
picture this poem brought was so beautiful.

Teresa from United States

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