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Analysis and comments on it may not always be so by e.e. cummings

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Comment 9 of 99, added on July 1st, 2005 at 11:45 AM.

I fell in love with this poem over 40 years ago when I was 17. Many things
that I loved then I smile at now but I still rate this as being truly
wonderful. It isn't a SAD poem (see other comments). It is about an
on-going relationship that is so imbued with the real depths of love that
cummings is saying that IF it should end his love means that he wants the
other person to be happy so he would want to pass on his own happiness
before he crawls away and cries his eyes out. It is one of the greatest
celebrations of real love.

Chris Heinitz from United Kingdom
Comment 8 of 99, added on January 20th, 2005 at 6:26 AM.

This poem is really beautiful. I'm in the process of translating it to
Portuguese just now. It's very expressive! E. E. Cummings develops his
poetry with such a masterness that it enraptures me completely!

Joo Gabriel from Brazil
Comment 7 of 99, added on November 19th, 2004 at 11:19 AM.

This poem represents a time in my life where I was in love with someone who
left me for someone else. It is about rising above the pain and consoling
yourself and the loss you feel. It is a positive reaction to a sad
situation. Full of wonderful imagry, it definitely strikes a chord.

Jenn from United States
Comment 6 of 99, added on October 28th, 2004 at 12:07 PM.

This poem is sad. He's saying that if I can't have you because you love
someone else then my blessing goes with you and him.

Melody from United States
Comment 5 of 99, added on October 6th, 2004 at 7:34 PM.

This is such a good poem! I love it and I was so happy to hear Bjork Sing

Eric Snowfeild from United States
Comment 4 of 99, added on September 16th, 2004 at 4:32 PM.

Bjork is great, but listen to Mathilde Santings recording of "it may not
always be so" and "maggie and millie and mollie and may" from her album
Water Under The Bridge and you too will fall in love

Comment 3 of 99, added on September 6th, 2004 at 9:03 PM.

It made me so happy to find that bjork made a song containing e.e.
cummings' poem because i love both artists!

Comment 2 of 99, added on September 3rd, 2004 at 10:32 AM.

Yep...this poem is represented most beautifully on Medulla.

Comment 1 of 99, added on August 22nd, 2004 at 5:59 PM.

if you love this poem, look out for bjrk's new album, medúlla, on which
she sings a song based upon this.


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Poet: e.e. cummings
Poem: it may not always be so
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