SNOW

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is
ingw Hi
sperf
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lydesc

BYS FLUTTERFULLY IF

(endbegi ndesignb ecend)tang
lesp
ang
le
s
ofC omego

CRINGE WITHS

lilt(
-ing-
lyful
of)!
(s
r

BIRDS BECAUSE AGAINS

emarkable
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y&a
(from n
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nd
ArE

GLIB SCARCELYEST AMONGS FLOWERING

28 Comments

  1. Penelope says:

    From my heart, I must admit I find this poem so beautifully expressive of the nature of keylime pie – snow is an extended metaphor for the cream that melts so gently when consumed – those pauses only represent more clearly the sharpness of the lime cutting through your emotions as it does through the cream.
    I must applaud E E Cummings for encapsulating such a fantastic and tantalising desert within the metaphor of the substance that is frozen delicate drops of hydrogen, hydrogen and oxygen.

  2. Xtreme2252 says:

    SNOW
    BYS FLUTTERFULLY IF
    CRINGE WITHS
    BIRDS BECAUSE AGAINS
    GLIB SCARCELYEST AMONGS FLOWERING

    Cruising whisperfully
    desc(end begin design becend)
    Tangle(s pangles)
    of (Come gos)
    lilting-
    lyful of!
    (r)emarkable
    shy and are
    (from nowhere (into) find)

    I think its about the Christian views on afterlife

  3. Daniela says:

    This is even harder to read than “L(a”! I love it anyway. Poems like Cummings’ show that you don’t have to have rhyme or reason to be poetry. His poems caputure the true essence of what he’s describing, without perfect structure, or rhyming words, or verbose analysis. “Snow” is wayward, tumbling, jumbled, flurried. I haven’t yet seen a snowfall that’s perfectly in line. But a snowfall doesn’t have to be structured to be beautiful.

  4. bob says:

    make it in english not fjhgduhgdh langauge

  5. Hottie MJM says:

    im sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo confused and i don’t get it, but i still like it!

  6. abby says:

    wow this poem is really confusing at first but from reading the comments i kind of got help. Thanks. But honestly i still can’t understand it. Although this one was confusing he has a lot of other inspiratiional poems that i had read that were written by him

  7. Pearona says:

    This poem is difficult to comprehend at first. I am still having some difficulty trying to understand the meaning of it. I have chosen this poem to share for my thesis paper. His poetry is so unique, however sometimes the meaning is just to hard to find. He made it difficult to desipher his poetry.

  8. Po Emrea Der says:

    if you don’t get the poem, look at the name i put in. It says poem reader. that is the kind of format in which this poem is written

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