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

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Comment 54 of 254, added on July 28th, 2005 at 4:22 PM.

cassidy - i totally agree. this si such a great love poem. I put an exerpt
from it in my wedding bulletin. when i got married.

louise - but isn't that the beauty of a great poet, one that stands the
test of time? The fact that cummings can express amazing depth and meaning
and at the same time make the actual sound of the words and the imagery so
beautiful is what separates him from the medicore. Sight, Sound and
Compression - the three elements that create wonderous poetry.

tania from Canada
Comment 53 of 254, added on July 27th, 2005 at 10:11 AM.

cummings if my favorite poet, and perhaps one of the few i actually read.
this poem is my favorite. i think it is discussing the way that this man's
lover has the power to open his closed soul. he used to be hesistant to
open up to love, but some unexplainable circumstances cause his lover to
get deep inside of him. this is represented most strongly, i think, through
the second stanza. maybe i'm just partial to interpreting it this way
because i can relate. comment and let me know what you think.

cassidy from United States
Comment 52 of 254, added on July 20th, 2005 at 9:04 PM.

I don't think the last line should be read so literally,it is as much about
the sound of the words,as it is to their possible meaning.It's such an
exquisite and enduring image isn't it?

louise from Australia
Comment 51 of 254, added on July 19th, 2005 at 1:54 PM.

I think that final line is designed to express the overwhelmingly beautiful
and moving feeling that the narrator experiences when touched by his/her
lover. the physical feeling is so soft/gentle/deep/penetrating/whatever,
that it is comparable to a raindrop landing on your skin or perhaps a
raindrop landing on a petal (hence the folding and unfolding) although
it is near impossible for human touch to recreate the delicacy of a
raindrop, their love (or the lover?) is so pure and true that it has the
power to imitate the beauty and wonder of nature. with the same impact
that nature seems to exert upon the narrator. which is quite amazing, in
his/her opinion.

does that enlighten? do you agree with me?

tania from Canada
Comment 50 of 254, added on July 13th, 2005 at 3:04 PM.

Can anyone explain to me what the last line
.. "nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands," is supposed to
mean?..i don't understand that.

Aurora from United States
Comment 49 of 254, added on July 12th, 2005 at 12:31 AM.

I can never seem to get enough of this poem. I've read it more times than
I can count.
Everytime I read it I feel like I'm in on a secret.....like I was, for a
moment, given the privilege of peeking into someone's soul

I see it as a man describing with great delight, the intense power his
lover has over him.

Sun from United States
Comment 48 of 254, added on July 8th, 2005 at 8:24 PM.

I am writing a paper about this particular poem and how the writer is right
about what costitutes true love. Any information e-mailed to me will help!

Melisia Beukema
Comment 47 of 254, added on July 5th, 2005 at 11:55 PM.

The first time that I was able to read it is when I choose it as my report
in our English class.For me it is about a person who is being in-love and
satisfied w/ him or her and not having to search any one.

Joy from Philippines
Comment 46 of 254, added on July 3rd, 2005 at 6:45 AM.

haha hello the Glass Menagerie is a play written by Tenessee Williams. It's
a fascinating play, go read it!

k* from Singapore
Comment 45 of 254, added on June 30th, 2005 at 1:35 PM.

I have read this inumerable times and had almost sent it to the love of my
life. Nothing I have ever written compares to this nor do I expect anything
will ever compare to it. To tare it apart line by line or word by word
would be a travesty like cutting up a Renoir to understand its composition.


Albert from United States

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