Comment 5 of 5, added on April 20th, 2010 at 6:59 PM.
O Sweet Spontaneous
This is wrong.....should be
Comment 4 of 5, added on March 17th, 2010 at 6:59 PM.
I find it interesting that cummings chose to describe the earth as
"spontaneous" in the first line of the poem, and death as its "rhythmic
lover". I would have thought that death was the more spontaneous of the
two, and earth's rhythmic cycles are the very opposite of spontaneous.
Jade from United States
Comment 3 of 5, added on March 24th, 2008 at 5:15 AM.
prurient philosophies pinched
Is this an alliteration?
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Comment 2 of 5, added on June 6th, 2007 at 4:04 PM.
The answer to how things came to be is all around us...the earth is
evidence in and of itself. We are bombarded with a million questions about
existence and we want every one of them answered, yet if we look around us
and simply enjoy the magic of what has been put there we would see that
nature answers our questions. We want answers, physical evidence...we have
failed to see what is already there and in do doing this we have also
closed our minds to the inconceivable
Denise Varnedore from United States
Comment 1 of 5, added on January 4th, 2005 at 6:11 PM.
Fans of this poem may also wish to check out, "Leaves of Grass," by Walt
Whitman (1819-1892), for the similarly-themed, "When I heard the Learn'd
Astronomer." Another pair of complimentary poems by Cummings are right
here in this collection: "Now i lay(with everywhere around)...," and,
"Spring is like a perhaps hand..."
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