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Comment 24 of 84, 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.
Comment 23 of 84, added on November 11th, 2005 at 7:37 AM.
Happy Thanksgiving 2005!!
ellen b atl from United States
Comment 22 of 84, 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 84, 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.
from United States
Comment 20 of 84, 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
caroline from United States
Comment 19 of 84, 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 84, 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.
from United States
Comment 17 of 84, 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?
from New Zealand
Comment 16 of 84, 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 84, 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!
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