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Analysis and comments on somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond by e.e. cummings

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Comment 87 of 257, added on February 21st, 2006 at 5:35 AM.

chong kei chong kei sochong kongchoi che koi chokoi choki chokla shoklash
chiokla chaka charut kacharutan echusan

in short, i loved it.


chaka choko chiki from China
Comment 86 of 257, added on February 20th, 2006 at 3:17 PM.

beautiful. so much meaning it so little text. genius

kate from United States
Comment 85 of 257, added on February 20th, 2006 at 9:16 AM.

I was given this poem by a man i knew only a week. I had been going
through a emotional time and was fragile. I've always been told I talk
with my eyes. Whenever this man is around me, he stays only 10 minutes or
so and it seems he has to leave my presence. He said his hormones start to
kick in. Does he love me or does he have lust in his heart? How am I to
know? I understand it all except for the rain has such small hands. To me
, he is saying, I have never met anyone like you and I could easily love
you.

Nancy from United States
Comment 84 of 257, added on January 22nd, 2006 at 10:52 PM.

perfect combination with the song "The first time I loved forever"......
makes one see things in a beautiful perspective...

Gee from Philippines
Comment 83 of 257, added on January 10th, 2006 at 4:22 AM.

totally awesome!
One of my Favorites..

marlonus999 from Philippines
Comment 82 of 257, added on January 4th, 2006 at 2:18 AM.

this is my favorite poem of all time, and i do believe it to be the best
love poem ever written; never mind poetic construction deviation-- love
simply overrides any convention anyway. listen to the poem being recited
while your eyes are closed... you'll know what i mean.

guerdon from Philippines
Comment 81 of 257, added on December 4th, 2005 at 5:54 PM.

Really? A love poem? Well, I guess. But I always thought that it was about
witnessing the death of someone you love.

Deborah A. from United States
Comment 80 of 257, added on November 28th, 2005 at 10:10 PM.

this is one of my favorite poems.cummings certainly know how to play with
words.a syntactical analysis perhaps would help one understand the meaning
of this poem.but to me,this poem is as mysterious as the rain's small
hands.

charisse from Philippines
Comment 79 of 257, added on November 23rd, 2005 at 4:58 PM.

I thought it might interest some to know that the replication of this poem
is just a little off in it's printing. As with much of his work, Cummings
chose to override prescriptive grammar, and things like punctuation and
capitalization might appear incorrect. For example the first line reads:
"somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond" I think the deviation from
his original work is ignoring a central component to his art form and
creates something entirely different, like painting Mona Lisa frowning.

Grace from United Kingdom
Comment 78 of 257, added on November 19th, 2005 at 3:39 PM.

quite simply, the best poem ever written.

dwain from United States

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Poet: e.e. cummings
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