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Comment 38 of 828, added on March 16th, 2005 at 9:08 PM.

I really like your poem, it was amazing!!

Joanna from United States
Comment 37 of 828, added on March 13th, 2005 at 5:49 PM.

I'M NOT REALLY A POEM LOVER AND I ONLY HEARD THIS POEM ON THE TV SHOW TRU
CALLING, BUT I THINK ITS GREAT

Emma
Comment 36 of 828, added on March 1st, 2005 at 3:40 PM.

i like the title but the poem its self is really not that good it sucks!!!
cummings has written better.

emily from United Kingdom
Comment 35 of 828, added on February 27th, 2005 at 3:03 PM.

it,s cool, dude!!!!!!!!

sammy!!!!!!
Comment 34 of 828, added on February 16th, 2005 at 3:17 PM.

I think this poem ias about a person being in love with another that seem
to love each other the same,but cannot be together. In the last stanza, I
think the secret of her being pregnant is being keep because they don't
want people to know. Their society might not accept a pregnancy of a women
not being married.

San from United States
Comment 33 of 828, added on February 14th, 2005 at 11:24 AM.

If only I had the ability to express in words what I feel in my heart. e.e.
cummings so masterfully constructed an aura in his poem that it brings mist
to the eyes of the reader. I shall memorize it and make it my own for my
one and only

Jim
Comment 32 of 828, added on January 31st, 2005 at 6:17 AM.

this is a great love poem and it isn't about stalking and the 'secret'
doesn't refer to a secret lover (although it can). "the deepest secret"
refers to love itself. love to cummings was the 'mystery of mysteries' and
thus is 'root of the root, bud of the bud...' that's why it is the
'deepest' secret and not just a secret. the fact that nobody knows it can
be read 2 ways: 1) since love is the mystery of mysteries it is unknowable
or 2) love can't be known only felt: "A lot of people think or believe or
know they feel-but that's thinking or believing or knowing: not feeling"
eec.

sean from United States
Comment 31 of 828, added on January 30th, 2005 at 4:22 PM.

i love this poem because cummings shows no regret of the burden he has
taken on. he doesn't even see a lover's heart laid upon him as a burden;
he welcomes all for love. i can no longer say that i have never cried
while reading a poem.

jess from United States
Comment 30 of 828, added on January 14th, 2005 at 6:21 PM.

trusting in someone,
we? all have somthing to reveal?
selfish intent , reckless propose the spirit leaves
quote? "a man who has mastered him self has mastered something truly great"
conf?

steven from Australia
Comment 29 of 828, added on January 14th, 2005 at 10:25 AM.

I believe that this poem is an attempt by an individual to convey to world
what is often a failed venture attempted by many-- a desire to express to
the individual they love that whether they are with that person or not,
just loving that person gives meaning to their existence. They need
nothing else in life as long as they have "love". When cummings writes,
"here is the deepest secret nobody knows..." I believe he just trying to
make the person realize he is putting "all" of his feelings/emotions on his
sleeve. However, because love is so complex and mysterious, we will never
be able to express our view of love through words alone (this is the wonder
that's keeping the stars apart). This poem was so meaningful to my husband
and I that we used the song version by M. Hedges in our wedding nearly 10
years ago. The words only grow more powerful each year I read them.
Steve- i carry your heart with me-- always!

Lisa M from United States

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