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

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Comment 114 of 304, added on April 2nd, 2008 at 10:09 PM.

You're missing a stanza break. This is my favorite poem. It's the best
poem ever written. The least you can do is post it write. PROOF READ!

Comment 113 of 304, added on March 12th, 2008 at 5:52 AM.

I really can't find words to fully explain this poem, but that doesn't
matter, all I can say is that i have loved this poem (unknowingly t'was a
poem) eversince I was in Grade School.. heard it in a song entitled " The
first time I loved forever" by Lisa Angelle, I actually research it, and
happened to fund it right in front of my test paper during college.. Thanks
to my English Professor.. til now I do keep a copy of that paper! ... the
only poem that touched my heart

al sinque from Philippines
Comment 112 of 304, added on February 24th, 2008 at 9:17 PM.

The last line of this poem is the most interesting and complex line of the
entire poem, but I think I may have an answer for it. "nobody,not even the
rain..." is describing the girl in this poem. She is the rain. Earlier E.
E. metaphorically described himself as a flower, and the girl can open him
up. What is one thing the opens up a flower? Rain. The last half of this
line says, "has such small hands." In the same stanza of this line
Cummings is perplexed about what it is about her that opens and closes, but
he truly believes that there is more to her than what meets the eye. When
he says that she opens and closes, he is describing her behavior. She
teases him and makes him believe that her emotions do not run deep. E. E.
does not fall for her games, and believes that there is more to her than
what she portrays. Cummings closed himself as fingers, and therefore he
knows she does not have "small hands." No one can be that shallow.
Everyone hides their true emotions, and they won't truly open up and let
them out as they should.

Jay from United States
Comment 111 of 304, added on January 2nd, 2008 at 2:59 AM.

i wish ee were still alive... i think this poem is about love and its power
over us. love is something abstract, something we cannot touch or see. but
it compels us to open or close like a flower. i still wish we can all ask
him though... sigh

cynthia from New Zealand
Comment 110 of 304, added on August 25th, 2007 at 10:23 PM.

Cummings wrote from his heart...and soul...from within his own mind and
feelings..he poured out what filled him up... some good some painful...some
beautiful...some tragic...what he wrote he lived and through his sometimes
twisted, sometimes confusing, sometimes misinterperited, sometimes
mispelled and tangled....web of words... we all are able to be taken in by
his ability to captivate each of us enough to wrote comments here...we
could have kept our thoughts to ourselves...but we didnt...we
shared...maybe not caring realy who would read them later on...but enough
to write the words outloud...to express our feelings on how we were made to
feel by his ability to make us do just that...and that is the true magic &
beauty of everything that the brilliant word artist writes and stood
for...dont just seize the day- seize the moments...

GIRA DESIA from United States
Comment 109 of 304, added on June 11th, 2007 at 1:32 AM.

i love this poem so much... it takes my breath away!

Amanda from Philippines
Comment 108 of 304, added on June 10th, 2007 at 9:44 PM.

Unfortunately I did travel there once, and it brought great heartache. But
it was still worth it. Love is sometimes bittersweet. This poem is exactly
what I feel for this person, for some reason he touches something that no
one can and I let him go. Cummings was a genius to be able to put love and
the way it can touch us in such terms.

Ginger from United States
Comment 107 of 304, added on May 21st, 2007 at 4:16 PM.

these beautifull words inspired me a lot to my artwork .thank you,mr

stefanie siering
Comment 106 of 304, added on May 18th, 2007 at 10:03 PM.

i have heard of this poem out from a famous song but it mattered so much to
me now that i understand what it means when i myself been to an experience
where i have loved so much but then so unfortunate that i cannot have his
love. though i am in pain, though i am sad, i never regret a thing for i
was happiest when i met him. the experience led me to a great discovery of
myself, of this life, of love...it taught me to be brave and gave
importance of honesty...and so i quote "i do not know about you that closes
and opens, only something in me understands, the voice of your eyes is
deeper than all roses, nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands".

brokenopen from Philippines
Comment 105 of 304, added on May 13th, 2007 at 4:05 AM.

The best poem ever written. My favorite. I simply fall in love with every
words and inspires me to hold on with what matters. That love is beyond
physical aspect, it's more of the inner being. The self, The soul.

Tin from Philippines

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