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

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Comment 17 of 257, 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 257, 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 257, 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 257, 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 257, 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 257, 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
Comment 11 of 257, added on November 11th, 2004 at 10:05 PM.

this poem gives me goosebumps...

Lingus from Canada
Comment 10 of 257, added on November 7th, 2004 at 3:47 AM.

This poem is one of my great favourites and one that I frequently recite to
my partner before sleeping. It contains stunningly gorgeous imagery and
speaks of an enormously deep love of a woman on every possible level. Maybe
his most autobiographical poem?

John from South Africa
Comment 9 of 257, added on November 6th, 2004 at 7:27 PM.

This is my favorite poem of all time! I read it to someone once and the
person didn't understand it. To me it's like reading someone's soul. So for
now I keep this poem to myself, not to be confused by strangers or dirtied
by persons. But someday I'm sure I'll hear someone say thier soul to me and
a match will be made. Only then will I share this again. I'm glad to see
this treasure is enjoyed by others and isn't just written to me. You know
what I mean.

Kelly from United States
Comment 8 of 257, added on November 4th, 2004 at 7:21 AM.

I met this poem through Susanne Abbuehl's album "April" where some other
e.e.cummings poems can be found. Surrender, admiration, protection, the
paralysis of emotion. If I still had her I would whisper this one to her
tonight.

Dimos from Greece

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Poet: e.e. cummings
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