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Comment 18 of 878, 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

andrea
Comment 17 of 878, 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 878, 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 878, 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 878, 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
Comment 13 of 878, added on October 28th, 2004 at 4:14 PM.

I am not too old so I'm not the greatest at understanding all the things
that Cummings is trying to express, but of all the poems I've read so far,
I like this one best. I understand it better than some of them, and I love
the beauty Cummings can form with words alone!

Kim from United States
Comment 12 of 878, added on October 20th, 2004 at 11:33 PM.

The last stanza of the poem is very interesting. Within four lines the poet
summarises the human life in the world. Human beings come to the world,
live for years witnessing all the seasons anyway they like and then
inevitably die and go back to God. "went their came" to me means, return to
the place of origin.

V ivek from India
Comment 11 of 878, added on October 19th, 2004 at 11:42 AM.

I see now. I couldn't see what he was talking about, but now...

Anthony
Comment 10 of 878, added on October 18th, 2004 at 7:20 PM.

This is one of my favorite poems of all time. It's gorgeous and it
beautifully explains how everyone dreams when they're young, but never
works for their dreams. People go through life half-asleep going through
the motions and then dying... it's a wonderful poem.

Pickle from United States
Comment 9 of 878, added on October 16th, 2004 at 9:19 PM.

When I first read this poem I tought it was jibberish but after I read it a
couple of times it became one of my favorite poems. You need to break the
rules once and while and thats what he does and that makes the poem and
peot even better.

Jewls from United States

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