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.”

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26 Comments

  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

  7. ashley says:

    i loved it…it’s so good like i dont know what to say but when you read it you feel beautiful:)

  8. cali beez says:

    sweet love is weird.
    but this poem is sexy!

  9. M-boy says:

    heres one of mine, A special world for you and i
    A special bond one cannot see
    it wraps us in it cocoon
    And holds us fiercely in its hold
    Its fingers spread like fine spun gold
    Gently nesting us to the fold
    Like silken thread it holds us fast
    Bonds like this are meant to last…

  10. Blake says:

    While this poem does compliment the reader, I can’t help but sense an underlying pride — not in a negative sense, but nonetheless present. The first words are “if you like my poems”, and then comparing those who like his poems to “princess[es]” — meaning that if you have taste enough to like his poetry, you’re high society. The reason for putting the reader before his poetry is perhaps to show his appeal to people who’re above him.

  11. Dave says:

    I think this poem is showing that, no matter how beautiful you think Cummings’ poems are, he thinks you are much better, more graceful and stylish. You=princess, his poems= tall servants.

    but that’s just what i think.

  12. Griffin says:

    I have to keep posting.
    This is such a
    deep poem
    I love it.

    the perv

  13. Griffin says:

    I agree Bonjourno.

    I am such a perv.

  14. sweet love says:

    I agree with bonjorno, the tongue gave the my bottom side such a wonderufl sensation, my penis touched the vagina and they had a wonderful duet of love and song, i will post the recording of the love on the top 40 hits tomorrow and play it on the radio

  15. nick says:

    e e cummings is the mose genius of all poets

  16. joy says:

    I feel that the poem is really very meaningful in a way. It is as though, although this is someone else’s poem, he wants you take it and let your imagination run wild with it, so that one is able to enjoy it even more than ever.

  17. Bianca says:

    Great! Great! It’s the one.

  18. Amber says:

    I though that this peom was interesting. When I read it, I thought of how his poems can be imaginative and that you can take them any place you want. Also, that people have different opinions about poems. That’s just how it was to me…

  19. Preia says:

    One- why are all of you commenters saying such childish, ignorant things? I see no humor in them- they’re a bit disturbing. Two- This poem *is* wonderful; because cummings, again, allows interpretation up to you. The main idea of the poem, that poems themselves can bring joy which can be seen by others.

    So, horny young (not referring to just age, but maturity as well) people, go back to your homes and please, if you comment again, grow up first.

  20. bojorno says:

    Well cholaka i have to agree with you. I too have recently had the best sex I’ve ever had in my entire life. Possibily because it was with you. Oh my.. if my penis gave music to your vagina.. then oh baby baby.. The things your tounge gave to my.. bottom side. MMM MMM MMM…

    –Bonjorno.
    I

  21. bek says:

    i love the way that these make so much sense, in the sense that they are nonsense.

  22. vitor rivaldo says:

    fabulous really shows these expressions

  23. steven says:

    yea laugh a every minet

  24. Amanda says:

    very well written i would say.

  25. pre says:

    This poem says alot about poets like e.e. cummings himself. It is a great little poem and may say alot.Its wonderful.

  26. Aisha says:

    This poem is wonderfully written. I absolutely love it!

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