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EE Cummings

Posted on: November 14, 2008

I chanced upon the poem below by ee cummings. a lover always seeks to relate his beloved with the cosmos, finding elements of the universal and eternal in her. humanly and everyday concepts fall completely short of describing him/her and their love, and the lover quite naturally takes on the vocabulary of the beauty, magnificence, mystery or infinitude of nature. When even these fail to describe the lovers emotions, the goes up in arms with an exasperated “words fall short!”. cummings however, with his poetic vision, has no such problem, and in a few stanzas he captures the boundlessness of his love, as his words soar almost as high as his emotions. 

somehwere i have never travelled,gladly beyond
any experience,your eyes have their silence:
in your most frail gesture are things which enclose me,
or which i cannot touch because they are too near

your slightest look easily will unclose me
though i have closed myself as fingers,
you open always petal by petal myself as Spring opens
(touching skilfully,mysteriously)her first rose

or if your wish be to close me,i and
my life will shut very beautifully,suddenly,
as when the heart of this flower imagines
the snow carefully everywhere descending;

nothing which we are to perceive in this world equals
the power of your intense fragility: whose texture
compels me with the colour of its countries,
rendering death and forever with each breathing

(i do not know what it is about you that closes
and opens;only something in me understands
the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses)
nobody,not even the rain, has such small hands



3 Responses to "EE Cummings"

oh, GAWD ! i think i know where this is coming from. time foe another doze.

lol..cmon….i didnt write that. i can only appreciate it better than i could earlier….

Try Chatterton,the English poet genius who who wrote just a handful.

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