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“Somewhere I have never travelled gladly” by E.E. Cummings. Per.1 Stephanie Castaneda . What the title meant in my opinion…. The poet, E.E. Cummings, would describe a place in his own words a place he has never been to. Turns out I was wrong, the poet describes a person,
the poet describes a person,
his lover (muse) in an
interesting form and the
way he strongly feels about
“somewhere I have never travelled,gladly beyond any experience,your eyes have their silence:”
-The poet says he has gone off on adventure to somewhere
he hasn’t been to before and he is glad about it. We may
think that he is going to describe the place at first but
instead we find out he is staring into his lover’s eyes.
“in your most frail gesture are things which enclose me, or which i cannot touch because they are too near”
-the poet is head over heels with this person he is truly in love with. The power of love has taken over the poet’s mind, which drives him wild.
“your slightest look easily will unclose me though i have closed myself as fingers,”
-when the poet’s lover opens up he feels comfortable
with her because he opens up as well.
“you open always petal by petal myself as Spring opens (touching skilfully,mysteriously)her first rose”
-In these lines we think the poet is talking about the girl when he is actually talking about himself opening up.
or if your wish be to close me, i and my life will shut very beautifully,suddenly,
-The poet explains that his lover has complete
control over him and that she can make him
do what ever she wants.
as when the heart of this flower imagines the snow carefully everywhere descending;
- The poet again mentions that no matter what
he will continue loving his lover throughout
the changing of the seasons.
“nothing which we are to perceive in this world equals the power of your intense fragility:whose texture”
-The poet describes that his lover can complete
control of him and the world and that her fragility
gives her even more power, which is ironic.
“compels me with the color of its countries, rendering death and forever with each breathing”
-The poet warns those who get close to his lover because she holds god-like powers.
“(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)”
-the poet is amazed at the great amount of power his lover can withold.
“nobody,not even the rain,has such small hands”
-The poet wants to emphasize that no one is as perfect as his lover.
- closed myself as fingers
-changing of seasons won’t stop the poet from loving his muse.