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Comment 6 of 46, added on March 7th, 2012 at 5:56 PM.
aClJ0G Really enjoyed this article. Awesome.
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Comment 5 of 46, added on August 31st, 2010 at 11:03 AM.
one's not half two...
Somewhat familiar with the concept on non-duality, allow me to comment on
the precursor, unity. The Wu chi divided, thus yin and yang were formed.
From the nothing/everythingness of Wu, to the black and white of the TaiChi
symbol, and within each and as well on the shared border, from these
inter-dependent two of which one could not be independently defined, was
formed "three" and soon the ten thousand, the multitudes, the confusion of
tongues at the Tower of Babel, and fortunately, this wonderful poem. Wilt
in your lover's arms, in the hard light of reductionism, or in grasping at
a light on your path. Whatevs. Remember the true path can not be named. On
that path, Love only rides...
from United States
Comment 4 of 46, added on February 16th, 2010 at 7:39 PM.
Sorry, but this poem is not about relationships or procreation. It is about
nonduality: the absolute unity of reality as it is, in contrast to the
illusory divisions created by the conceptualizing mind, which always
divides things into categories. Anyone familiar with the so-called
"mystical" traditions will easily see this; others will have a bit of a
learning curve. Do not underestimate the depth of e.e. cummings' poetry.
Sean from United States
Comment 3 of 46, added on February 10th, 2009 at 11:31 AM.
I always thought the line:
"all murdering lies by mortals told make two."
Its the idea of the biblical "be fruitful and multiply" Those who aren't
procreating are wasting their love and essentially murdering that
potential. A child is also made from two halves.
I'm not a proponent of everyone having kids by any means. I respect
everyone's choice to do what they please but I think the poem's message is
Allison from United States
Comment 2 of 46, added on November 4th, 2005 at 2:02 PM.
"one's not half two. It's two are halves of one:"
the rest of the poem is quite difficult
as the construction of English is twisted into
knots to capture truths
and holding with the knots ... but
like the bowknots of shoestrings, when each end is carefully pulled ~ !
comes undone! thus releasing:
both loving relationship and freedoms
"one is the song which fiends and angels sing:"
"all murdering lies by mortals told make two.""
the first line still stands elegantly naked and says it best:
"one's not half two. It's two are halves of one"
my own comment:
which in one((each,the other thus
every thing: shared becomes @@ !
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from United States
Comment 1 of 46, added on November 8th, 2004 at 3:54 AM.
This is one of the first poems of e.e. cummings that I read. I had a hard
time understanding a lot of it, but the first line expressed my sense of
the sort of relationship I wanted to have with my life partner. When I met
my wife many years later, we both felt that this line most beautifully
expressed our joy at finding one another and how we wanted to be with each
other. Now 36 years later, it remains a marvellous expression of how we
feel about each other.
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