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Comment 4 of 284, added on April 20th, 2006 at 2:14 PM.

you all seemed to think it was political socio-economic commentary. i see
it more as him feeling different than these people, than all people, they
seem luckier and happier. his spirit is crumpled, he's talking to no one,
he thinks no one is there, but he hopes somehow someone will hear him. i
don't think e.e. cummings was political. if i'm wrong, and i'm missing
something, let me know, but i think mostly he felt alienated and saddened
at the state of humanity. he certainly made many social commentaries, but
that's not necessarily political.

anne from United States
Comment 3 of 284, added on August 14th, 2005 at 12:13 AM.

Who listens to the men and women who are reduced to smoking discarded
cigarette butts? Society tars them all with the same brush, and never takes
the time to differentiate between those who have sunk so far into the mire
that they will not return, and those who seek compassion and a chance for
contact with humanity. I am, however, puzzled by the 3rd stanza - others
fly,their;puLLing:bright futures - I don't understand the use of the
punctuation, nor the capitalisation of 'LL' - assume it is a reference that
I don't recognise. It fascinates me how a few words can write a whole life
story like this.

Iain from United Kingdom
Comment 2 of 284, added on February 27th, 2005 at 12:11 PM.

i think that EEC is trying to say that only the people that have made a
bright future for themselves are listened to as opposed to the ones who are
"down to smoking found butts".....this poem once again exemplifies EEC's
political view through his poetry, like alot of his other poetry

Amanda from United States
Comment 1 of 284, added on November 21st, 2004 at 11:15 PM.

This poem reminds me of a Jewel song

Elise from United States

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