when life is quite through with… (II)

when life is quite through with
and leaves say alas,
much is to do
for the swallow,that closes
a flight in the blue;

when love’s had his tears out,
perhaps shall pass
a million years
(while a bee dozes
on the poppies,the dears;

when all’s done and said,and
under the grass
lies her head
by oaks and roses

Analysis, meaning and summary of e.e. cummings's poem when life is quite through with… (II)


  1. Amber-lee Philpot says:

    When life is quite through (II) is a thank you to all of creation captured in just a small moment of time – it praises the –

  2. Amber-lee Philpot says:

    It is a moment never to be forgotten – moved or compared – A lover lays his love to rest in peace.

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