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somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond [poem analisis]

on Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:52 am
somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond
by E. E. Cummings

somewhere 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 color 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

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Re: somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond [poem analisis]

on Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:56 pm
Words definition:

Frail: (adj) Physically weak; delicate.

Compels: compel (v) To force, drive, or constrain.

Rendering: render (v) To represent in verbal form; depict.

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Re: somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond [poem analisis]

on Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:27 pm
Explanation:

This is a guy who's deeply in love with a woman and he is in lack of sexual activity with her.
You see, the woman is cold and has 'silent eyes'. Therefore, her movement and gesture easily "close" and "open" his desire of sexual activity.

The metaphor of the rose-thing describes the woman who can control him like a hand (or rain) that close and open a rose (that is the author).
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Re: somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond [poem analisis]

on Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:31 pm
I don't think it's necessarily a lack of sexual activity. Maybe a lack of communication and understanding. The man seem not to be able to "travel" in her "eyes" because they are so silent.
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