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Analysis and comments on but if a living dance upon dead minds by e.e. cummings

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Comment 9 of 72, added on February 20th, 2007 at 9:54 AM.

this is a thrice song

Andrew from United States
Comment 8 of 72, added on April 9th, 2006 at 7:02 PM.

I think that this poem is about how people tend to analyze and dissect
everything they can in this world. Here, he is showing how people not only
dont appreciate things such as love, but they try to find a scientific
explanation for it. To them, love isnt something beautiful, its just
another chemical reaction. BTW Thrice's song that uses this poem is

Eric from United States
Comment 7 of 72, added on March 2nd, 2006 at 4:55 PM.

Meaning simply put: love endures

Myk from Australia
Comment 6 of 72, added on February 14th, 2006 at 1:39 PM.

"A living dance upon dead minds" is one of the best definitions of love
that has ever been put on paper. It is just as valid, just as intense and
intimate, in the spiritual realm as in the emotional realm.

Drew from United States
Comment 5 of 72, added on November 14th, 2005 at 8:59 AM.

i am a little angry that this poem has been viewed almost literally 11,000
times and there are sooo very few comments on it this poem has sooo many
valued descriptions.it is describing the beauty and also the pain of love
post a comment you silly fools!

Amber Dunham from United States
Comment 4 of 72, added on June 26th, 2005 at 9:57 PM.

As I understand EE Cummings in this poem, I feel he is railing against the
smallness and disdain he feels toward people who are left brained, time
oriented and who exercise authority over creative right brained people. I
feel he is spiritually percieving love and its beauty and how overall, some
people who put the letter of the law above the spirit of the law are not
going to have the "last laugh" so to speak. He is expressing the triumph of
love that is intrinsically known and experienced just by feeling and
thinking about love, but also he is talking about the eternal aspects of
love too. He is a positve and spiritual thinker!!! I loved his statements
and the creative way he said them! I thank God for EE Cummings!

Julie from United States
Comment 3 of 72, added on May 6th, 2005 at 7:05 AM.

i think this is an

[amazing] poem.
and i love cummings poetry. ..

sa.maRa from Jamaica

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Poet: e.e. cummings
Poem: but if a living dance upon dead minds
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