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Comment 23 of 453, 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
Comment 22 of 453, added on December 5th, 2004 at 6:32 PM.

When I first read this poem I had no clue what it was talking about, but it
struck something in me and I fell in love with the poem. I read it over and
over agin but it wasen't untill I read all the comments that it really made
sence. I love cummings' poems because they have dept and they don't just
spell it out for you. The way he captures life in this poem is so real it's

Rachel from United States
Comment 21 of 453, added on December 5th, 2004 at 2:10 AM.

i was fortunate enough to hear this poem read by him on tape not too long
ago in my creative writing class and they way he reads it is like no other,
he's greatly inspired me and i totally disagree with this rick james
fellow, you just need to open your eyes little one

Justin D. from United States
Comment 20 of 453, added on December 2nd, 2004 at 12:08 PM.

hey i dont really understand poems but i think one significant thing is
that towards the end of the poem he capitalizes Women and he never
capitalizes anything but im not sure what it mean he must have been writing
about someone her loved or something

Liz Miller from United States
Comment 19 of 453, added on November 19th, 2004 at 10:12 AM.

im doing a report on e.e. cummings and i find that it is very hard to
understand him but i think it is just a matter of looking beyond the words
meanings and thinking outside of the box, just like e.e. cummings was doing
when he wrote this poem. So far this is my favorite poem of his and i think
it is very fun to read. i have read it all to my friends already and they
look at me like im crazy or something because they dont get it but
hopefully i will understand better as i go thru my report. if anyone has
any good information on E.E. cummings please email it to me
thank you

Liz from United States
Comment 18 of 453, added on November 19th, 2004 at 9:03 AM.

i love this poem my english teacher and i have decided that we were goin
to pick our favortive poems and bring them into class i chose this poem
because it was one of the only poems that make me think about iti honestly
love this poem and e.e cummings, cummings is very smart! thanx for the
wonderful work

Comment 17 of 453, added on November 16th, 2004 at 3:06 PM.

I haven't read this poem for forty years. I just re-read it, and it brought
tears to my eyes-- especially now that I'm no longer young, and I feel the
same as I did then. It's a beautiful, YES!!! to love. Follow your heart...

mary from United States
Comment 16 of 453, added on November 12th, 2004 at 8:05 PM.

I'm related to EE Cummings in some weird way. NO LIE!! I"m not like closely
related but, somewhat. I"m like a great great niece, or something like that
lol. I'm like related to the cummings in scotland.

Danielle P. from United States
Comment 15 of 453, added on November 4th, 2004 at 2:50 PM.

Kim, I'm kinda old (52) I felt like you when I was introduced to this poem
in 7th or 8th grade, and I'm still fascinated by it. Take this poem at many
different levels and return to it from time to time - always refreshing.
My other favorites from long ago include Buffalo Bill's and In Just-Spring.
As I've aged, the love poems are my favorites, as well as his tributes to
his parents and "above all things be glad and young"

Rick Orr from United States
Comment 14 of 453, added on November 3rd, 2004 at 9:34 PM.

this is clearly about the repetition of daily life. cummings creates a
sense of monotony that is rather depressing. its a cycle of life that no
one wants to become a part of and no one can break.

Scott Whitford from Peru

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