100 Selected Poems by e. e. Cummings eBook ☆ Poems

100 Selected Poems by e. e. Cummings EE Cummings is without question one of the major poets of the th century, and this volume, first published in , is indispensable for every lover of modern lyrical verse It contains one hundred of Cummings’s wittiest and most profound poems, harvested from thirtyfive of the most radically creative years in contemporary American poetry These poems exhibit all the extraordinary lyricism, playfulness, technical ingenuity, and compassion for which Cummings is famous They demonstrate beautifully his extrapolations from traditional poetic structures and his departures from them, as well as the unique synthesis of lavish imagery and acute artistic precision that has won him the adulation and respect of critics and poetry lovers everywhere


10 thoughts on “100 Selected Poems by e. e. Cummings

  1. says:

    “let it go – the
    smashed word broken
    open vow or
    the oath cracked length
    wise – let it go it
    was sworn to
    go

    let them go – the
    truthful liars and
    the false fair friends
    and the boths and
    neithers – you must let them go they
    were born
    to go

    let all go – the
    big small m


  2. says:

    If you want to experience a poet dance, pick up ee cummings.
    If you are youth and want some slogans on your t-shirt or screen, pick up ee cummings.
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    If you're into the jazz of language, linguistic acrobatics, pick up ee cummings.
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  3. says:

    For some reason, I had never rated E. E. Cummings. He became the icon for form-twisting poetry, with his name written in lower-case reflecting the way his poems used and abused typography, grammar, and punctuation. I'm a symbol manipulating machine, it's why I'm a computer programmer and why I love to read. But I manipulate symbols within rules, and I love rules: I l


  4. says:

    I find reviewing poetry like reviewing a color. If your favorite color is blue, it's hard to explain why it appeals to you. Or why blue is better then red. Expressing the inarticulable, the ability to convey a sense of something beyond words through words, for me, is the greatness of a poet.

    I first stumbled across cummings in high school in one of those gl


  5. says:

    somewhere i have never traveled, 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


  6. says:

    i didn't realise Cummings wrote mostly in all lower case, leading me to think this book was a misprint or something.

    took me awhile to truly get into these, but get into them I did!, and found well over half of the poems to be brilliant!

    such a unique style, that was a great pleasure to read. what a way to get my poetic journey of 2020 off the gro


  7. says:

    My first Cummings book (it cost me $1.95 many years ago) and still my favorite. There are so many poems in here which I think are good poems. The general critical consensus seems to be that Cummings was second-rate. Well, for me, he is more engaging than many poets that others fawn over. He was an accomplished sonneteer, though you might not recognize all his sonnets for


  8. says:

    I opened POETRY month with one that's been on my shelf for awhile!

    100 Selected Poems was my first full-length collection by Cummings, the well-known 20th-century American poet. I enjoyed his form and syntax play, with a variety of themes: nature, erotica, religious, to everyday observational.


  9. says:

    As I finished this slim book, I puzzled over how to best explain how it makes me feel. I got this image in my head:

    If I were stranded on a deserted island and allowed to take one book with me, this book would be in my top five of final, possible picks. If I picked this book to take with me, when someone found me ten years later, I would still be puzzling over s


  10. says:

    some of these poems abounded in clichés, a few of them were actually genius, but way too many just felt... lazy. i’d definitely love to read more of his poetry though!


    no time ago
    or else a life
    walking in the dark
    i met christ

    jesus) my heart
    flopped over
    and lay still
    while he passed(as

    close as i’m


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