E.E. Cummings

E.E. Cummings Poems

Edward Estlin Cummings, better known as E.E. Cummings, was an American poet. He is remembered today for his pioneering new style of writing and willingness to experiment with his verse. He wrote somewhere around 2,900 poems. This was in addition to plays, novels, and essays. Read more about E.E. Cummings.

[love is more thicker than forget]

by E.E. Cummings

‘[love is more thicker than forget]’ by E.E. Cummings conveys the idea that love can be a source of hope, comfort, and joy in times of darkness.

This is one of Cummings' most striking love poems. The poem is only four stanzas long but strives to define love in a way that no other poet has done before. Plus, the poem conveys Cummings' style, for which he's the best-known today, in an incredibly clear way. He utilizes the complexity and potential of poetry to allude to similar elements of love.

love is more thicker than forget

more thinner than recall

more seldom than a wave is wet

more frequent than to fail

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[Buffalo Bill ‘s]

by E.E. Cummings

E. Cummings’ free-verse poem ‘[Buffalo Bill ’s]’ taps on the popular theme of the inevitability of death. It includes a civil, indifferent depiction of death.

[O sweet spontaneous]

by E.E. Cummings

‘[O sweet spontaneous]’ by E.E. Cummings is a beautiful poem about the earth and humanity’s search for knowledge. The poem uses personification in interesting ways and expresses a universal message. 

a man who had fallen among thieves

by E.E. Cummings

E. E. Cummings’ ‘a man who had fallen among thieves’ is a modern retelling of the parable of the Good Samaritan who helped a robbed man lying unconscious on the road. In this poem, the speaker helps one such person who faced a similar accident.

in Just-

by E.E. Cummings

Within ‘in Just’-, E. E. Cummings uses his characteristic style that has made his poems so memorable and engaging to

may i feel said he

by E.E. Cummings

‘may i feel said he’ by E.E. Cummings is a deceptively complicated poem that describes two people engaged in an affair and the various emotions associated with it.


by E.E. Cummings

E.E. Cummings is known for his innovative versification. He wrote extremely experimental poems, but he also wrote traditional poems, like

the Cambridge ladies who live in furnished souls

by E.E. Cummings

‘the Cambridge ladies who live in furnished souls’ by E. E. Cummings is about the differences in social classes, ignorance, and reality. The speaker judges the Cambridge women for the fiction they engage in and their lack of interest in the real world. 

when god lets my body be

by E.E. Cummings

‘when god lets my body be’ is a poem about the cycle of life and death. The poet E.E. Cummings describes how he wishes to be part of nature through death.

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