Poet: e.e. cummings
Poem: If you can't eat you got to
Comment 3 of 3, added on November 29th, 2005 at 8:59 AM.
It kind of reminded me of the lazy, dusty image of the dust bowl when no one had anything. It seems like they don’t have anything to pass the time (eating, smoking, singing, dying, dreaming). All of these things are social. Even with death, people tend to die surrounded and cared for by their loved ones. Sleep is kind of a resignation. The last one is in parenthesis. This would be noticeable in and of itself, but it draws attention to the fact that a different punctuation is used for all four times “come on kid” is said.
Comment 2 of 3, added on April 26th, 2005 at 2:02 PM.
i think this iz a good poet and i love 2
read his stuff they b intrestin
Comment 1 of 3, added on April 26th, 2005 at 11:57 AM.
i find a lot of ee cummings's poems odd, but they're really good when you finally understand them. it took a while for me to get this particular poem, but when i got it, i finally could appreciate it! -_^
Hatsumiyo-chan from United States
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