Comment 8 of 8, added on February 17th, 2009 at 8:20 AM.
this poem should be known every where really defines what we're in.
RICH from United States
Comment 7 of 8, added on June 11th, 2008 at 9:01 AM.
now does our world descend
from Saudi Arabia
Comment 6 of 8, added on June 1st, 2007 at 10:39 AM.
what i notice here in his poems in general is the eccentric
sturcture,broken rules,visual style.he doesn't care of the punctuation and
capitalization of the first letters in the beginning of the lines.
he was lived in the WW1 and he sees the destruction of the human values.
also his tone is sarcastic.
i have alot to say but the time is short
Comment 5 of 8, added on April 26th, 2007 at 7:54 PM.
now does our world descend shows ee cummins true gift for poetry, not only
does this poem make my heart ache, but in a way it is so inspiring, it
makes me want to change the world
Elissa from United States
Comment 4 of 8, added on December 15th, 2005 at 4:27 PM.
e.e. cummings is a genius..brilliant. he is able to defamiliarize language
yet have his poems radiate emotion and imagery.
fanantic from United States
Comment 3 of 8, added on June 17th, 2005 at 5:55 PM.
there was a war going on during e.e.cumming's day. both world wars if i
remember correctly. he was actually in world war one as an ambulance driver
and was captured wtih a friend of his. his dad was notified about his son's
capture and told that they would rescue cummings but not his friend whom
they thought was of a suspicious nature but his dad told them they would
rescue both men or none at all. i have no idea if this is any basis for
this poem but, keep in mind, after he was out of the war he wrote The
Enormous Room which described his experience. maybe this is how his soul
arose or something. i dont know. it's all up to who is reading it. but
thought i would put some background info on here for anyone who was
hillary from United States
Comment 2 of 8, added on March 9th, 2005 at 9:04 PM.
I can't see how only one person has commented on this. Others had to have
read it! I've only just begun researching ee cummings but from the others
I've read, I must say, this one is the best. And I agree with you, Yana, it
is about war. (There was one going on during his lifetime, though I forget
which one. ^^; )
I think this poem is simply wonderful because of the clear image it gives
you- it leaves you with a sense of the true underside of war and life in
"friends turn to enemies" is a line I really love because I interpret it
two ways and I think both can apply to life. In one apsect, friends can
turn to former enemies to reconcile or help each other and on the other
hand, friends of one person can turn into thier enemies at the drop of a
I guess having a clear image that still leaves room for interpretation is
the main reason I love cummings' work so much. :)
from United States
Comment 1 of 8, added on November 11th, 2004 at 11:32 PM.
The poem is in my opinion about war. It has touched me deeply, and I carry
it with me all the time because it's one of my favorites. I have to do a
research paper on E. E. Cummings, and I am including this poem in the
from United States