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Comment 19 of 329, 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 329, 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
Comment 17 of 329, added on August 21st, 2005 at 6:58 PM.

Being grateful can be seen as reestablishing the connectedness with our
environment and ourselves. What are we without that connection?

Famke from New Zealand
Comment 16 of 329, added on June 15th, 2005 at 1:01 AM.

This peom has a really vivid image of a brand new day. This poem can help
you realize how lucky we are to wake up everyday with the sun in the sky
and the wind in our face. The one thing that worries me is that we are
destroying our earth and one day we will not be able to wake up to this

Josh from South Africa
Comment 15 of 329, added on May 24th, 2005 at 4:43 AM.

Salam aleikum everyone,
This poem makes me soar. Every dawn after I pray I read a bit of Quran, and
then this poem. This is maybe unorthodox but ee cummings really knew what
he was talking about!

Zanne from Canada
Comment 14 of 329, added on April 22nd, 2005 at 6:34 PM.

This poem is no doubt most lovely but it could also be considered most
biblical. It reminds me of Romans 1:20
" For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities-his eternal
power and divine nature-have been clearly seen, being understood from what
has been made, so that men are without excuse."

What I got from this poem was that e.e. cummings caught a glimpse of the
Living God through creation, and it was a profound experience for
him...evidence that pointed him to biblical truth.

Denise from United States
Comment 13 of 329, added on February 24th, 2005 at 2:09 PM.

I am going to become ordained as an Interfaith Minister in June 2005
through One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in New York City. Each month this
year we must develop a ceremony (baby blessing, seasonal ritual, marriage,
civil union, memorial, funeral service). I did a Thanksgiving Service and
the poem that immediately sprung to mind from my college days was this one.
Rather than having a homily or talk on gratitude, I chose to read this
poem, have people meditate on those things in the past year (whether joyful
or sorrowful) that they were thankful for this year, share them, along with
bread and sing. I couldn't have done anything better to express the
feeling of Thanksgiving than this poem. Thank you ee.

Seana Anderson from United States
Comment 12 of 329, added on February 21st, 2005 at 10:23 AM.

My choir at school is doing this as one of our spring pieces. I think it
is absolutely stunning. The poem is my favorite of e.e. cummings. Its
beautiful without the music. Its beuatiful with the music.

anonymous lucy from United States
Comment 11 of 329, added on February 16th, 2005 at 10:14 PM.

I am currently a senior in hour high school choir (Northwestern
Troubadours, Northwestern High School, Rock Hill, SC) and we are currently
in the process of learning and performing this song for competition and
spring show. I discovered Eric Whitacre's music only 3 years ago with his
work Water Night. Since then I have been in love with his music, as his
ability to paint this mental beautiful picture in your mind and help you
FEEL and be a PART of the MUSIC. Then just this past fall i have come
better to know the work of e.e. cummings. Both of the works themselves are
almost beyond words; however, being a spiritual person i feel the best way
to describe it is "God-inspired" in which case, is truly magnificent. I
myself love the arts, especially music. I feel a world and life without
music would be boring and pointless. I don't know why I'm writing so much
but I just found it amazing to see so many had done the piece that I'm
currently working on with my fellow classmates. This 'prayer' serves as
the perfect inspiration for me, and just the thought that I get to work on
producing this beautiful piece of music for God and others, during 2nd
block at school, makes me want to go to school. I agree with all of you,
two thumbs up and three cheers for both Whitacre and cummings!!!

Brandon from United States
Comment 10 of 329, added on February 7th, 2005 at 2:58 PM.

The artist John August Swanson uses the whole text of E.E.Cummings' "i
thank You God for this most amazing" as part of the content of a print
artwork. John works with vibrant colors, often using about 50 prints of
different colors for his works. I have a framed copy in my office,
together with copies of the poem for this who want one.

Ken Buhr from United States

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