now is a ship

which captain am
sails out of sleep

steering for dream

Analysis, meaning and summary of e.e. cummings's poem now is a ship… (9)


  1. Noah Pikes says:

    Firstly – what a great site.
    ee cummings is one of my most loved poets, and this poem, almost a haiku, suggests much about that other identity we carry in us and which life invites us to discover.
    Conventionally it would be said that we need to sail out of sleep to find “reality”, not dreams, and conventionally “I” should be the captain of “my” ship – but not for ee – seeing, as always way beyond the seeming horizon.

  2. Elisa says:

    Vey pretty poem!Nice job!I love your poem, it has feeling into it!I wi
    ll try to learn,add read,more about you,and your poems.


    Elisa Guevara

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