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

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Comment 74 of 304, added on October 23rd, 2005 at 12:56 PM.

The poem is not about love. It is about adoration, a man humbling himself
to the woman's "intense fragility," allowing the woman to "close and
unclose him" as she wishes.

noe from United States
Comment 73 of 304, added on October 17th, 2005 at 9:19 AM.

my favorite poem ever!

Shawn from United States
Comment 72 of 304, added on October 11th, 2005 at 3:52 PM.

Interesting you ended up as comment 69. Yes yes poetry is so subjective
and cummings is a sexist. He should have said that the lover openend him as
spring opens and closes its first penis. What would you expect him to say.
But your right let's take all reference to roses and rose petals out of
poems. At any event kudos to the commentary. As much as I love this poem,
I enjoy reading opinions of it (like 69's) even more).

panama2 from Argentina
Comment 71 of 304, added on October 9th, 2005 at 2:14 PM.

I first heard this poem as read by Ron Perlman reading it as he portrayed
the role of 'Vincent' in the 80s TV show 'Beauty and the Beast'. It has
stuck in my mind since but it was only recently that I found out who wrote

Thanks to the internet I have been introduced to other great works by
Cummings. However this will always be my favourite.

Jocelyn from United Arab Emirates
Comment 70 of 304, added on October 9th, 2005 at 9:24 AM.

Zeca Baleiro form Brazil is one of the bests poets in the world, and he is
a fan of cummings. He saw Hannah and her sisters of woody allen and have
been fascinated with this poem, and then made a music with the poem...the
name is Nalgum Lugar....check it out...thanks

Flávio Martins from Brazil
Comment 69 of 304, added on October 9th, 2005 at 6:33 AM.

the poem is rich with imagery. but dont you think e.e. cummings is a bit
sexist? the images project a different picture epecially the 3rd line, 2nd
stanza: you open always petal by petal myself as Spring opens (touching
skillfully, mysteriously) her first rose.

throughout the poem, it gives us different connotations on love and sex.
well, that's just my comment.. poetry is subjective ;)

serene santiago from Philippines
Comment 68 of 304, added on October 6th, 2005 at 6:37 AM.

I've always found this poem beautiful but I never truly understood it until
I fell in love....

Karen from United Kingdom
Comment 67 of 304, added on October 5th, 2005 at 12:39 PM.

I think this poem is great. It seems to speak to its reader in a soft and
gentle voice. It makes you realize that love is much more than just a word
but rather an intense feeling of completelness.

Mary from United States
Comment 66 of 304, added on September 24th, 2005 at 1:24 AM.

hmmm.... this poem is quite passionate.... i don't like it that much

cha from Philippines
Comment 65 of 304, added on September 17th, 2005 at 8:41 PM.

Something about this poem strikes me in a way undescribable; I can only
hope I could evoke such feeling to someone someday as is expressed in this

Kortnee from United States

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Poet: e.e. cummings
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