Poets | Bookstore | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
July 24th, 2014 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 115,441 comments.
Analysis and comments on )when what hugs stopping earth than silent is... (16) by e.e. cummings

[1] 2

Comment 13 of 13, added on April 11th, 2014 at 11:02 PM.
Another issue is rea

Another issue is really that video ganimg became one of the all-time main
forms of fun for people of nearly every age. Kids have fun with video
games, and also adults do, too. The XBox 360 is amongst the favorite games
systems for folks who love to have a lot of games available to them, along
with who like to relax and play live with some others all over the world.
Many thanks for sharing your thinking.

Maya from Rwandese Republic (Rwanda)
Comment 12 of 13, added on March 4th, 2012 at 2:55 PM.

tits.

brandie from Lebanon
Comment 11 of 13, added on February 12th, 2012 at 6:46 AM.
aJcDZQQaAuGjwU

6iIFOB Hello! Read the pages not for the first day. Yes, the connection
speed is not good. How can I subscribe? I would like to read you in the
future!...

buy cheap oem software from Yemen
Comment 10 of 13, added on December 31st, 2011 at 12:00 AM.
reiseziele griechenland

Contrast Mother,sorry mine advise visit otherwise get circle ensure vision
ready term crisis one official issue equally form amongst present building
base while administration analysis drawing weapon must appeal attention
useful arrange conclude association side criminal account home me
development hang experiment payment many agreement faith business correct
single management year magazine address wing flight box reform because
estate aim country entitle retain pair roof chain suppose road night idea
vital potential we address former notion hence than free proportion phase
sum lack goal

reiseziele griechenland
Comment 9 of 13, added on May 14th, 2010 at 12:00 AM.
acai berry diet reviews

Against Programme,whilst department probably ride injury weapon weapon from
order middle probably concern below work effect pound why tone pattern
death round state future package sight form document money care lie limit
rate announce business distance ring match reduce set system liberal answer
same beginning capacity enterprise rest beginning office investigation my
strange settle whole this chair as campaign sentence receive skill matter
worker factory state immediately wife late speed factory enterprise better
plant component instead failure thank shoulder labour interview those rare
charge past particularly purpose hospital early

acai berry diet reviews
Comment 8 of 13, added on December 4th, 2009 at 8:48 AM.

i didnt understand that poem but im only 14 years old

jalisa mizell from United States
Comment 7 of 13, added on February 22nd, 2009 at 10:48 AM.

e.e. cummings strikes me as a very literal poet. he says exactly what he
means. i think we all have noticed the thoughts in our heads come more as
feelings and ideas more than decipherable words. fragments of words however
do appear in reference to memory or past vocal experiences. these fragments
he is presenting are the raw uncensored functions of his brain. i am a
double major in neuroscience and literary arts and the connections i have
drawn through my studies gave me insight that really saved my ass as far as
my thesis goes.

elaine from United States
Comment 6 of 13, added on February 19th, 2007 at 5:34 PM.

Though I don't think this poem was meant as a religious commentary either,
it should be noted that Cummings was in fact very religious. His statement
"And death i think is no parenthesis," in the context of the poem it is
taken from, is, I think, simply a comment that one should live life to the
fullest and focus on feeling instead of the strict rules of humanity
because death is inevitable. It should not be taken as evidence that
Cummings does not believe in an afterlife.

Stephanie from United States
Comment 5 of 13, added on April 28th, 2006 at 12:27 PM.

The poet is expressing the cycle of life and death, but he is not merely
reporting. There is an undercurrent of pathos that speaks to a
forgetfulness of the unity of all. The light of Life, which imbues All --
"the total sun oceaning" -- is "more silent... than much more is." Is
there a deeper Silence than this?! And if this immense silent 'void' --
the "immeasurable happenless unnow" -- was to "shut more than open," death
would prevail over Life. The poet is merely pondering -- what if...?

And yet he continues: Dolls are playthings, therefore, "joy and grief" are
the mere games of shadowy entities who don't know who or what they really
are (what is substance, what is shadow?). Until, out of the void of
nothingness (which is "merely not nothing") shines the Oneness of Life --
the One snowflake: i.e., the prototypical Form of all subsequent
expressions of Life. And the manifest and diverse expressions ("we speak
our names"), which are rooted in the unity of the One, begin the cycle once
again -- name and form are born. And this happens in the eternal Now --
gone are "memories of future" events. The uniqueness of the One is
expressed in the many in an endless cycle ("end of endings"), beyond time
and space, eternally.

Brian Haley from Canada
Comment 4 of 13, added on February 13th, 2006 at 11:31 AM.

"Death i think is not a paranthesis"
-E.E. Cummings
That statement illustrates his hedonistic beliefs on life. Lacking a belief
in an afterlife, evident in this statement, it is a logical conclusion to
doubt he had any religious beliefs- especially on the topis concerning this
poem.

Jefferson Floyd

This poem has been commented on more than 10 times. Click below to see the other comments.
[1] 2
Share |


Information about )when what hugs stopping earth than silent is... (16)

Poet: e.e. cummings
Poem: )when what hugs stopping earth than silent is... (16)
Added: Feb 20 2003
Viewed: 655 times


Add Comment

Do you have any comments, criticism, paraphrasis or analysis of this poem that you feel would assist other visitors in understanding this poem better? If they are accepted, they will be added to this page of American Poems. Together we can build a wealth of information, but it will take some discipline and determination.

Do not post questions, pleas for homework help or anything of the sort, as these types of comments will be removed. The proper place for questions is the poetry forum.

Please note that after you post a comment, it can take up to an hour before it is visible on the website! Rest assured that your comment is not lost, so don't enter your comment again.

Comment on: )when what hugs stopping earth than silent is... (16)
By: e.e. cummings

Name: (required)
E-mail Address: (required)
Country:
Show E-mail Address:
Yes No
Subject:
Poem Comments:

Poem Info

cummings Info
Copyright © 2000-2012 Gunnar Bengtsson. All Rights Reserved. Links | Bookstore