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Analysis and comments on i thank you God for most this amazing by e.e. cummings

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Comment 27 of 317, added on February 8th, 2006 at 2:58 PM.

i can so relate to how cummings must have been amazed when seeing the world
as God's creation and being in awe of Him.

inside limbs turn toward sun
and neck unravels to see your shine
now i think i'll drink your Light
Bless me with your smile

Roberto
Comment 26 of 317, added on January 18th, 2006 at 5:17 PM.

One of the first things I noticed about this poem is that the only words
that are capitalized in the whole poem are "God" and "You". Even the title
contains only one capitalized word, "God". This serves to make God stand
out as being superior and mighty. This poem just lifts my spirits every
time!

Amanda from United States
Comment 25 of 317, added on December 27th, 2005 at 10:46 AM.

The poem is used as the focal point of a contemporary living sculpture by
Mitch Ryerson close by eec's grave in Forest Hills Cemetery in Boston Ma.
The poem is stamped on copper seat inside a carved out sugar maple tree. A
space has been cut inside where a copy of eec's poetry is left to catch the
careful visitor. In such a setting the poem from a sequence- "Religous
Leanings" inspires. Three other poems by eec are close by, painted onto
pinewood planks, and you climb a gentle slope to read them.
I discovered these on Christmas Day 2005. Appropriate themes of life, light
and love.

tony farrell from United Kingdom
Comment 24 of 317, added on November 17th, 2005 at 8:37 PM.

I just found this discussion and even though it seems it's been mostly over
for a couple of weeks, I have to add to it. I love the way that cummings'
creative use of turning adjectives to adverbs (leaping greenly) takes
"alive" to a new dimension... also that things can _be_ "yes"... I feel
like what this poem evokes, especially in the last two stanzas, is that
there is a kind of alive that is _more_ alive than the somewhat deadened
everyday that we go through a lot of times. Being close to God helps us
feel that kind of alive; it is both a heightening of senses and maybe even
an awakening of senses that aren't usually used--the ears of our ears and
the eyes of our eyes. I love that closeness to God is both humbling and
exalting at the same time, and I love that e.e. cummings gives that idea
beautiful wings in this poem.

Amy
Comment 23 of 317, added on November 11th, 2005 at 7:37 AM.

Happy Thanksgiving 2005!!

ellen b atl from United States
Comment 22 of 317, added on November 1st, 2005 at 8:27 PM.

The capitalization and lack of in the first line evoke humility in relation
to God's grandeur. The four sections of the poem bring me to 1) gratitude,
2) joy, 3) faith and 4) wisdom. When read during meditation, this poem can
launch me into another dimension. Very nice.

Tampa Bay John from United States
Comment 21 of 317, added on October 27th, 2005 at 6:37 AM.

I woke this morning thinking of this poem on this most amazing day.
I love how cummings expressed God without defining God.
It's like a prayer -- private, comforting, full of joy and gratitude.
Thank you e.e.


Jane Newkirk from United States
Comment 20 of 317, added on October 14th, 2005 at 11:01 AM.

My husband and I chose this poem to be read at our wedding. It was an
outdoor wedding by the water at a church camp we both attended as children.
It was a beautiful spring day and it felt like we were living the poem in
that moment.

caroline from United States
Comment 19 of 317, added on October 12th, 2005 at 12:01 PM.

This poem is so beautiful; it manages to express pure joy, pure gratitude.
Brand New Day

Rebecca from United States
Comment 18 of 317, added on September 22nd, 2005 at 6:45 AM.

My husband has designed a sweet, funky and whimsical studio for me next to
our house. Looking for some inspirational words to be a part of the studio
I remembered this beautiful, uplifting poem. We have re-created the first
stanza as a 3-dimensional frieze of 8 inch letters to be installed under
the roof line, wrapping all around the building. I hope ee enjoys it.

Sarah Montgomery from United States

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