seeker of truth

follow no path
all paths lead where

truth is here

Analysis, meaning and summary of e.e. cummings's poem Seeker Of Truth


  1. mcooke says:


  2. Audio Sam Ego says:

    Ah, perfection in it’s simplicity! To follow a path is to go where others have gone. The true Seeker searches where no one has been before, chasing the elusive Truth uncolored by thoughts and emotions. A pristine Truth unspoiled by the hand of man. All paths lead to an ending, whereas Truth is eternal and can be found wherever you happen to be if looked for hard enough.

  3. E.E Cumming sucks ass says:

    i love this poem!

  4. Mackenzie says:

    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.

  5. emily says:


  6. ali cengiz says:

    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

  7. Isthanna Roberts says:

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

  8. Nomad says:

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

  9. Terrianne says:

    “Truth IS here”…Look within, seekers of truth.

  10. Tanja says:

    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.

  11. MIke says:

    hey iam from the usa man!!! but really now this is just good stuff what i think he’s trying too say is that people find out soon or later what they want to do in life sample as that!

  12. Sean Irving says:

    Here is something written by Lao Zi (a Chinese philosopher)in the Dao De Jing:
    Between Heaven and Earth,
    There seems to be a Bellows:
    It is empty, and yet it is inexhaustible;
    The more it works, the more comes out of it.
    No amount of words can fathom it:
    Better look for it within you.

  13. cheyanne says:

    wow! thats different…short.

  14. Amana says:

    Personally i think cummings wants the reader to realize that the truth is right in front of you, instead of loosing track or looking for it in the wrong places, rather reflect, and the truth will reveal itself – its a rather simplistic admittance

  15. olivia m. birigenda says:

    The truth will set you free!! How beautiful!!

  16. Anuradha says:

    So very true…and so beautiful!!

  17. Michael Summers says:

    I have never seen a shorter poem in my entire life that is this short, but so full of meaning that it could explode.

  18. Lynn says:

    Short but true. I love poems like this!

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