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

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Comment 21 of 261, added on January 10th, 2005 at 11:35 AM.

this poem is for the one i love deeply, for all that he is to me and for
all our possibilities together. the magnitude of emotions expressed in this
poem is the closest thing to describe in words what true and complete love
is. if love is authentic power in our lives, so is surrender to it. we open
and shut very beautifully each time... with love renewed, with hope lifted
and with passions burned. to my little island in the sun..i love you

fran from United States
Comment 20 of 261, added on January 8th, 2005 at 12:29 AM.

i have read this poem about a hundred times and i will read it a thousand
times before i die. ee cummings must be madly, hopelesly in love when he
wrote this.

Peter from Philippines
Comment 19 of 261, added on December 30th, 2004 at 10:39 AM.

this one's for you CV whom i love deeply, beyond words,beyond all my
realities, beyond this plane of existence. i am forever yours. and the
magnitude of this very conflicting yet very exulting realization is
certainly joyfully celebrated in this particular poem.

fran from United States
Comment 18 of 261, added on December 21st, 2004 at 9:36 AM.

I have adored this poem for many years, as perhaps cummings's most tender
love poem. Evocative in using the simplest of language to convey deep
feeling, it is a rite of passage for me. I sought it out today as I have
found myself in an unhappy leave, and like many great works of art it can
offer a sense of connectedness to a larger world--a reminder that we are
not alone in loving, in surrendering ourselves to strong feeling and thus
to another.

James from United States
Comment 17 of 261, added on December 15th, 2004 at 6:47 AM.

When I first met this poem I thought of it as a beautiful revelation of
love between lovers.
It now so much to me as a poem spoken to a child,my child.

The notion of being "opened" by small hands,speaks so profoundly of the
mystery of motherhood and the vulnerability of that opening.

It speaks gently of the aching love you feel for your child together with
the feeling that the child,in fact,controls you as the sun controls the
opening and closing of a flower.

What a beautiful poem.

M Docherty from United Kingdom
Comment 16 of 261, added on December 14th, 2004 at 10:13 PM.

This poem is the most beautiful love poem that i have ever read. I was
doing a report on e.e. cummings when i came across the poem. I didn't
understand his other work. But i love this poem it's so sincere and so
beautiful it's just hard to explain what you feel when you read it.

Yesica from United States
Comment 15 of 261, added on December 12th, 2004 at 12:42 AM.

does anyone know when cummings wrote / published this poem? it is truly
lovely and expresses, i believe, what many women hope that the men they
love will see in them.

annabel from Canada
Comment 14 of 261, added on December 9th, 2004 at 1:59 PM.

This is the single most beautiful poem I have ever read!

Kanesha from United States
Comment 13 of 261, added on December 5th, 2004 at 10:09 PM.

this has to be one of the most beautifully worded poems ever written. it
speaks of a love so strong and understanding that it hurts. the words are
so delicate and fragile that it seems like reading the poem might break it.
we all find a different meaning in e. e. cummings words, and we are all
moved by how beautiful they are and the love that he speaks of.

mel from United States
Comment 12 of 261, added on November 19th, 2004 at 11:25 AM.

I was in high school when I first came across this poem. It was a Senior
English class, and we were going through a poetry lesson. My teacher was
impressed I had already heard it and asked the class how to interpret it.
Again, I was the only one with a raised hand and probably the only one who
gave a damn and wasn't nodding off. Anyways, from then on he called me the
'poet lauriate' and it was such an honor since he was an amazing teacher
that is now retired.

Jenn from United States

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