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Analysis and comments on Seeker Of Truth by e.e. cummings

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Comment 18 of 38, added on July 14th, 2009 at 8:42 PM.

by not specifying what the truth is the writer emphasises that the the
truth lies within the individual. He further shows that the truth exists in
the words 'Truth is here'

k ramatj from South Africa
Comment 17 of 38, added on June 1st, 2009 at 3:58 AM.

Interestingly, in his minimalistic style, cummings plays with not
complicating things too much... note that "where" is just "here" with an
extra "w" (and note that he leaves "some" out, as if the lost guy is trying
to simplify, but not quite doing enough).

He is saying that getting to truth is simpler than you may have thought...
not "somewhere", not even "where," but "here."



Farhad from United States
Comment 16 of 38, added on May 4th, 2009 at 9:29 PM.

Truth seeker, there is no path, no method that has at the end of it 'you
finding Truth'.
Truth just IS.
If You are something separate from Truth, then You are a deception, an
illusion -- that You is not Truth.

John Harris from United States
Comment 15 of 38, added on April 26th, 2006 at 3:16 PM.

In my opinion, e.e. cummings' poem, Seeker Of Truth, is trying to say that
everyone has their own path to take, and it is only that path that will
take you to your personal truth. I think with "follow no path", he is
saying that you cannot turn another's way of life into your own, you must
instead carve your own path. All paths lead to truth, but one person's
truth isn't another's.

Mackenzie from United States
Comment 14 of 38, added on April 8th, 2006 at 6:39 PM.


emily from Poland
Comment 13 of 38, added on March 21st, 2006 at 4:53 PM.

The true seeker cannot walk the path and expect to see where he's going.
Only when he does not try to walk the path and just let it be, will he be
granted the truth that lies within

ali cengiz from United States
Comment 12 of 38, added on February 22nd, 2006 at 3:25 PM.

this poem is to short but i do like it it is kind of easy to comprehend

Isthanna Roberts from United States
Comment 11 of 38, added on January 25th, 2006 at 12:51 PM.

The only true is what lies within us, know this and nothing is impossible.

Nomad from United States
Comment 10 of 38, added on December 10th, 2005 at 4:39 AM.

"Truth IS here"...Look within, seekers of truth.

Terrianne from United States
Comment 9 of 38, added on September 6th, 2005 at 4:07 AM.

Momma Thank You

Momma, there's much that I'd like to say,
But you're in a world that's so far away.
When you look at me Momma, you no longer see,
The baby girl you gave birth to, the baby girl that is me.
How can I tell you what I feel in my heart?
When we have been pulled so far apart.
Momma, thank you for giving me life,
And standing beside me through all of the strife.
I know it was hard, there were days it was bad.
Trying to rear me without the help of a dad.
You taught me to stand, to walk and to run.
Times were tough, but I was your baby girl.
You lived through trials, triumphs and tears.
Eight children, it had to be rough.
But you showed us when necessary, you could be tough.
Momma, thank you, for the lessons you taught.
You showed me that character could not be bought.
Now, many years later, our roles are reversed,
the scenes we play now, we could not rehearse.
Oh there are times when I stumble and fall,
But I pray God, help me to answer the call.
But there is one thing that will always be true.
I love you so much. Momma Thank you.

Tanja from South Africa

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Poet: e.e. cummings
Poem: Seeker Of Truth
Volume: 73 poems
Added: May 7 2003
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