if you like my poems let them
walk in the evening,a little behind you

then people will say
“Along this road i saw a princess pass
on her way to meet her lover(it was
toward nightfall)with tall and ignorant servants.”

Analysis, meaning and summary of e.e. cummings's poem if you like my poems let them


  1. duaa says:

    the poems are ok yes just fine

  2. melanie says:

    what is the meaning of this poem the tone of this poem the theme specific characteristics (i.e. rhyme, stanzas, lines, repeated words, ect.) two examples of figurative language and their meaning

    please help me i dont get this(:

  3. Sanra says:

    The poet is an admirer(the man)who has given me, the Princess, (the woman), a beautiful gift – not just the words, but the sensual feeling. With it and the beautiful words I go to meet my flesh-and-blood lover.
    The poems are only dumb and ignorant servants – I have to seduce my lover all by myself (with a little back-up from the servants).

  4. ea says:

    ee cummings is in a cute way, congratulating himself here as well as any reader who loves his work. he recognizes that a poem can make you, the reader, feel beautiful and even regal and you walk out with the words, who are (tall servants) but ignorant of your need of them. Nevertheless, they “attend” you.

  5. She says:

    I think this is one of his more hopeful poems – admitting that even his words are “tall, ignorant servants”, just not enough as words can never be to truly explain love, the way of a man with a maid, but his HOPE is that they can enourage you to seek it – that one true love. Don’t waste your time with just the words, get on your way to a real relationship. Open up and enter in- his words are ushering you on your way.

  6. kingsley says:

    this is great you really feel your inner poet

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