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Comment 36 of 956, added on April 6th, 2005 at 3:44 AM.

when i read this poem the first time around, i merely thought of the
sweetness life gives us, but as i read it multiple times after that, i
really began to understand what message ee cummings was trying to deliver.
i felt that the poem reflects society as encompassing people and sorting us
into categories, not as individuals but as the social norm. i also felt
that it represented the cycle of life in that everyone follows a certain
routine, just like the seasons "spring summer autumn winter". time passes
and life continues and the process is endless, with the numerous persons
who are born each day. thats just my viewpoint at least. :)

Hala from United States
Comment 35 of 956, added on April 6th, 2005 at 3:44 AM.

when i read this poem the first time around, i merely thought of the
sweetness life gives us, but as i read it multiple times after that, i
really began to understand what message ee cummings was trying to deliver.
i felt that the poem reflects society as encompassing people and sorting us
into categories, not as individuals but as the social norm. i also felt
that it represented the cycle of life in that everyone follows a certain
routine, just like the seasons "spring summer autumn winter". time passes
and life continues and the process is endless, with the numerous persons
who are born each day. thats just my viewpoint at least. :)

Hala from United States
Comment 34 of 956, added on March 30th, 2005 at 5:59 PM.

can someone explain this peopme thourgholly and what does star rain sun
moon stand for? and does sun moon star rain mean anything diffrent

Jim from United States
Comment 33 of 956, added on March 10th, 2005 at 11:53 AM.

Anyone and noone is what we all are. He's pointing out that our lives have
no meaning.

L from United States
Comment 32 of 956, 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
happens.

"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 956, 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
living.

Grace from United States
Comment 30 of 956, 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 956, 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 956, 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 956, 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

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Poet: e.e. cummings
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