may i feel said he
(i’ll squeal said she
just once said he)
it’s fun said she

(may i touch said he
how much said she
a lot said he)
why not said she

(let’s go said he
not too far said she
what’s too far said he
where you are said she)

may i stay said he
(which way said she
like this said he
if you kiss said she

may i move said he
is it love said she)
if you’re willing said he
(but you’re killing said she

but it’s life said he
but your wife said she
now said he)
ow said she

(tiptop said he
don’t stop said she
oh no said he)
go slow said she

(cccome?said he
ummm said she)
you’re divine!said he
(you are Mine said she)

Analysis, meaning and summary of e.e. cummings's poem may i feel said he

50 Comments

  1. Natascha says:

    This poem is definitively not about rape, read it about six times and then you will see that this poem is about a married man that is having an affair, the poem is jumping between their emotions and their current physical state which is having sex, then he cums inside of her and she claims that he is now his because she is going to be the mother of his unborn child.

  2. Rosie says:

    You guys are being stupid, it is obviously not about rape so gtfo please.
    It is a very sweet poem about the awkwardness of new love but the beauty and passion of it. It is a lovely and sweet poem.

  3. Wish says:

    ..only shows clearly the emotional level of differences between between a man and a woman..for the man its only a shallow physical admiration and sexual conquest but for the woman its already a possession and much more.

  4. jay says:

    the poem implies different ideas and interpretation, wherein the poem tells a story about the experience of the author(E.E Cummings).

  5. joshua levy says:

    I don’t believe this poem about rape..(You are mine said she) after he climaxes….the poem is nothing more than an erotic conquest!

  6. faith says:

    The fact that people are known for saying “don’t stop” during sex…. it’s obvious that this isn’t about rape. and the fact that cummings has had numerous affairs and marriages, it’s also pretty obvious that this could be about one of his affairs.

    I read this poem for the first time in my english class, and i didn’t understand a bit of it. Then i actually read it, it’s amazing how cummings can make you feel while reading these short 4 line, 8 stanzas. it makes you look at things so much differently.

  7. Broy says:

    this poem made me so hot. i read it to my main squeeze and he couldn’t get enough of me after that. we had a HAWT sack session woooooooo! me lovey this poem

  8. Billy says:

    The rythym of this poem is amazing and truely captures the climatic feelings, at least thats what I think. Im not big on adultery, but such is life.

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