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Analysis and comments on may my heart always be open to little... (19) by e.e. cummings

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Comment 15 of 95, added on March 20th, 2012 at 5:05 PM.
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Comment 11 of 95, added on January 4th, 2012 at 9:56 PM.
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This introduces a pelaisnlgy rational point of view.

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Comment 10 of 95, added on February 2nd, 2008 at 8:02 AM.

davvero, anche per me, una delle mie poesie preferite..la gioia di viveree
l'amore per la vita scorrono lievi nel sangue ogni volta che la leggo
bravissimo cummings!

lisa de stefani from Italy
Comment 9 of 95, added on October 6th, 2007 at 3:33 PM.

I first heard this poem while viewing the movie "In Her Shoes" WOW! how it
touched my heart, my soul. I went to my computer and printed the poem
returned to the room where I told my partner to close his eyes! I read the
peom hoping to touch his heart, what success!
Try it for yourself "Feel the love"

Greg from United States
Comment 8 of 95, added on April 8th, 2007 at 12:14 PM.

cummings is my absolute favorite of all time, and this poem especially gets
me.

when he speaks of forever being open to little birds, he is synecdochically
referring to every precious, minute treasures of life most people fail to
hear or see. for these, he says, are the secrets of living.

may his heart always be supple and bold enough to absorb and appreciate
them and whatever findings spawn from that perception-- and even if it's
Sunday may he be wrong because whenever men truly explore and experiment,
it is inevitable that he may chance upon benign sin -- again, a mark of
living.

and you know what, the songs of little birds and those little birds
themselves truly are the secrets of living.. if absorbed in the right
mindset, when you stare at those little guys and watch them hop around so
naively, so inquisitively -- if you watch them c0ck their little heads as
they ask you who YOU are, and allow their healing song to infuse the
encounter...you can find a clarity and a depth capable of illuminating your
every emotion and breath.

obviously brilliant..i don't think i need to say it.

sky from United States
Comment 7 of 95, added on March 2nd, 2007 at 4:00 PM.

i was graduating with a Master's in Psych, ready to take on the masses with
neuroses. this poem was my graduate speech; with no other comments from me.
plain and simple. the head of Seattle's Opera Society was there that day.
he approached me later and demanded i not waste my talents for speaking
from the heart sitting in an armchair. was it that, or e.e.cummings himself
that led me to become an advocate for the mentally ill, and later an
advocate for the sick and disabled? these are the influences that make a
culture Know itself; if it chooses to pay attention. check out musicians
from around the world like this the myspace musical group,
eecummingsmusicproject,
making music to e.e.cummings works!!! like beat poet Lew Welch said decades
later, "it goes on growing whether you look at it or not"!!!! e.e.cummings
was ahead of his time in both his style and method, but not his message. he
wouldn't have given it to us if we hadn't been ready to hear it.

adrienne from United States
Comment 6 of 95, added on April 16th, 2006 at 1:59 AM.

It's not necessarily an attack on religious beliefs. i think he's just
saying that you need to be spontaneous and carefree and be willing to "sin"
every once in a while to get the most out of life.

i think he's saying that it's better to be naive--like birds--than to have
worldly knowledge, because people who have knowledge are bitter and
pessimistic and are never spontaneous because they're too afraid of the
consequences. naive people fall in love, and they make fools of themselves
doing it...but at least they're in love.


Jill from United States

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