Comment 9 of 9, added on September 23rd, 2011 at 1:08 PM.
e.e cummings, yes is a pleasant country
I am a 10 years old girl. I was reading this little poem because I am home
from school with a cold. It took me a little bit to figure it out what it
meant. But when I did I wrote it down and hear is what I thought about the
"both is the very weather"- it is winter and spring but it is
either, it is LOVE
violets can appear in both winter and spring and represent LOVE
Dylan Grace Voorhees
from United States
Comment 8 of 9, added on January 31st, 2009 at 10:07 AM.
I think that Cummings has discovered a side of love that has brought a
season of renewal in his life. Isn't Love the answer to it all? But the
love between a man and a woman is just a part of a more complex system of a
universe filled with the love of a higher Being.
Geanina from Romania
Comment 7 of 9, added on May 12th, 2007 at 11:09 AM.
I have to write an essay on cummings and I'm using this one to show how he
reconciles his Pantheistic and Romantic viewpoints into one poem... it is
in essence a love poem but uses images of nature that show his pantheistic
influences... I hope. It's the only one I can find that seems to have both
in it so hopefully it'll turn out all right. I do like that first line
Renae from Australia
Comment 6 of 9, added on October 4th, 2005 at 10:56 AM.
I'm having a lot of problems with this poem. I'm spanish and I can't stand
where are the deviations.
fluff from Spain
Comment 5 of 9, added on July 12th, 2005 at 11:24 AM.
I think it is saying, perhaps, the concept of a lover giving in to him or
not. He has used the symbols of 'yes' and 'no' before in poems, and that
was the idea that was crossed. Yes as a pleasant country and no as a wintry
field signifies that she should say yes to him.
ConqueringId from United States
Comment 4 of 9, added on June 16th, 2005 at 6:52 AM.
It is Cummings`s peculiar use of language that interests me. He violates
the rules of language to create meaning. ee cummings`s poetry is based on
the principle of foregrounding. According to the Russian Formalist school,
the aim of poetic language is to surprise the reader with a fresh and
dynamic consciousness of its linguistic means, to de-automize what is
normally taken for granted. In this poem there are many grammatical and
semantic deviations. Thanks to this unusual and creative use of language
the conventional theme of love is expressed in an unconventional way. the
departure from the normal linguistic use communicates the poet`s call for
the necessity to free oneself from any constraint and experience love to
the full. LOVE is a conditionless and reasonless feeling. LOVE, when true
,cancels all the seasons except SPRING. Together, SPRING will become the
only season of our new year.
Comment 3 of 9, added on June 2nd, 2005 at 9:42 AM.
"yes is a pleasant country"
Music by Susanne Abbuehl
poem by E.E.Cummings
Susanne Abbuehl - "April" - ECM 1766
Susanne Abbuehl, voice
Wolfert Brederode, piano, harmonium, melodica
Christof May, clarinet, bass clarinet
Samuel Rohrer, drums, percussion
track no.1 - 5'24''
bye bye from Venice - Italy
Comment 2 of 9, added on March 17th, 2005 at 4:00 AM.
I have just spent an hour in class being explained this poem and finally I
saw the err of my ways in ridiculing it in my mind. It reads very
beautifully even if you do not pay attention to the words. But to
understand that this is a love poem takes abit of work.
vesa from Finland
Comment 1 of 9, added on February 15th, 2005 at 2:33 PM.
I love the meaning and rhythm of this poem. Wonderfully done!
from United States