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Comment 50 of 110, added on October 4th, 2009 at 6:49 PM.
If you have any doubts about this poem, listen to composer Eric Whitacre's
setting, which was recorded by Polyphony (among other groups). It'll take
the top of your head off. . .the sign of a real poem, as Emily Dickinson
Lisa from United States
Comment 49 of 110, added on August 27th, 2009 at 5:05 PM.
EE cummings capitalizes the god who indwells us all. The poem has an
interesting point. It could be read as a companion piece to Hopkin's Pied
Beauty. There is a choral setting of the text by Lloyd Pfautsch. It's a
religious poem. It relates to pure joy and love of nature; God being the
creative force he feels being in the presence of undeniable beauty. It has
a tone of irony. In the poem we're thanking god for all he jas done for
us. It reminds us to count our blessings in a way. It's a celebration of
life; it's about hp[e, faith, life, and love.
lauren from United States
Comment 48 of 110, added on July 14th, 2009 at 8:10 AM.
I am not buying the comment below by Pegah S. that there is an ironic tone
here. Though Cummings was a great satirist and certainly employed irony in
many of his poems, and even given his rejection of traditional faith, I see
nothing in this poem that does not relate to pure joy and love of nature;
perhaps God being the creative force he feels being in the presence of
Comment 47 of 110, added on July 14th, 2009 at 9:10 AM.
Cummings was an atheist...this poem isnt thanking "god", it is being
conveyed with a tone of irony....
Pegah S. from United States
Comment 46 of 110, added on June 18th, 2009 at 4:10 PM.
I stl wonder y Cummings used such title case. Either than that its a
beautiful religous poem.. He couldnt hv said it better.
Richi from South Africa
Comment 45 of 110, added on May 27th, 2009 at 5:00 AM.
I love this poem itís so beautiful. i recite it most mornings and it
fulfils me when Iím not feeling so as EE Cummings puts it" natural,
infinite and yes". The perfection that every human being is cause they
where created by God itís an amazing analogy.
I never thought that the word 'yes' could be used to describe perfection
but then what is more positive than that word. Wow what an amazing writer,
his use of punctuation is very interesting too
I absolutely adore this poem
from South Africa
Comment 44 of 110, added on May 21st, 2009 at 7:23 AM.
Cummings did not misspell "which" as "wich"
from United States
Comment 43 of 110, added on February 18th, 2009 at 10:17 AM.
i love the title of this poem because day to day we should be thanking god
for all that he has done for us but the actual poem, i must say it is not
my favorite one. but i do give you props for all of your other poems. they
caitlin from United States
Comment 42 of 110, added on March 24th, 2008 at 12:11 AM.
No, you are definetely not naive...I think we still have time to change and
preserve this beautiful planet we live on... if we all work together and
Thank God for this most amazing...
Tom from United States
Comment 41 of 110, added on September 4th, 2007 at 10:28 AM.
I love this poem after nearly 40 years. I read it as chaplain at Bowling
Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio around 1968...I was relieved of
my duties. Guess it didn't sound like The Lord's Prayer.
Kathy from United States
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