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Analysis and comments on who knows if the moon's... (VII) by e.e. cummings

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Comment 7 of 337, added on December 4th, 2005 at 12:21 PM.

I think this poem is about suicide. Why would flowers pick themselves and
take away their greatest characteristic, beauty. Maybe the journey is to
death, after all it is a place "nobody's ever visited " because once you a
gone you can't ever come back.

Craig from United States
Comment 6 of 337, added on October 21st, 2005 at 3:45 AM.

this poem is really great . i do not feel tired reading it again and again
for the words are risen from my heart.i think there is not such a place in
this world but perhaps we can reach this great pleasure in the other
worled.i havent seen anything but PAIN,DISASTER,SADNESS,WAR,EVIL
PEOPLE,...in my 21 years of living in this worled so there can not be such
a place here.i can only see it in my dreams time to time.

neda from Iran
Comment 5 of 337, added on October 14th, 2005 at 6:48 AM.

Isn't it funny how all of e e cummings's poems come back to flowers and
spring and love? Maybe taking an interest in flowers is a symptom of being
a poet. I've seen some highly creative people start to take an uncanny
interest in flowers. I love how he writes about spring most of all, and
how his poetry is outward looking and free, not angsty (a lot of men poets
are less angsty than women poets - thats probably why they appeal to me
more). Spontanaeity, romance, grass, the moon ... its revolutionary for
this day and age, where it's more and more about criticizing and dissecting
everything.

cleo from Australia
Comment 4 of 337, added on September 12th, 2005 at 10:31 PM.

Can't ANYONE tell Ms. Nobody, from the united states, what this poem is
about? Sorry Miss, I can't help you cause I don't know either.
If you want my opinion, I think it's not worth worrying about, though, now
you've got me wondering too.
Hang in there, someone might tell ya oneday, If you're lucky enough.
Bye!

Jemia from Australia
Comment 3 of 337, added on July 6th, 2005 at 12:48 PM.

I actually used this poem when my mom passed away- I am not sure that I
believe in heaven but I'd like to think that when we die we are taken to a
place where there are flowers and it is always happy.

Emily from United States
Comment 2 of 337, added on May 9th, 2005 at 3:59 PM.

I have always loved this poem.... it was one of my favorites of all his
poems. I've always been sort of a dreamer and to me this poem seems like
its saying that reality can actually turn out to be a precious illusion
once in awhile.

Dana from United States
Comment 1 of 337, added on April 12th, 2005 at 9:56 AM.

I love this poem because it simply brought out my immense boyish
imagination. What if the moon was a balloon that could take us to places
of joy and innocence? Where everyone is welcome and enjoyed? I believe
there are places like that in the world, but the evils that live here make
me more and more unsure of such a place. However, this poem allowed me to
"balloon" back to believing.

Jason from United States

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