Learn More

Edward Estlin Cummings

(14 October 1894 - 3 September 1962 / Boston / United States)

1(a... (a leaf falls on loneliness)



The text of this poem could not be published because of Copyright laws.

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004
Edited: Monday, March 19, 2012

Edward Estlin Cummings's Other Poems

  • i carry your heart with me
  • maggie and milly and molly and
  • If
  • i like my body when it is with
  • anyone lived in a pretty how t
  • I Am A Beggar Always
  • in just-
Do you like this poem?
1 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (1(a... (a leaf falls on loneliness) by Edward Estlin Cummings )

Enter the verification code :

  • Rookie - 0 Points Mohammad Akmal Nazir (7/10/2011 12:23:00 PM)

    I have never read such a bogus poem in my life. First of all it should not be called a poem as it has nothing to do with poetry. It's only one sentence written in a funny way. It doesn't make a sense at all. It doesn't mean that being a famous poet or writer whatever you think should become a fashion in literature. Nonsense. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie William Crowe (1/9/2010 6:30:00 PM)

    I remember seeing a one word poem. It was just the word 'Loneliness', the letters were split up similar to this and the middle 'i' was left all by itself in the middle. Very sad. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Leizyl Miales (7/31/2009 4:42:00 AM)

    Is this really a poem?
    It was really funny when first time I read it and I'm tired to search the sequence and later I realized that this poem has no sequence..I'm such a fool..(smiling alone) ..
    First, I can't understand it 'cause this is very different from all of the poems that I read!
    But lately I appreciated that this is really unique poem from from others! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Marlowe Brant (4/28/2005 8:38:00 PM)

    When reading inside the parenthesis, one reads 'a leaf falls'. But if one looks outside the parenthesis, one sees 'loneliness'. There is one leaf, a leaf, that falls, by itself, alone. I think this is why e.e. cummings chose to structure this poem like he did. It is a kind of skinny structure, the words and letters aren't together. They are alone. One also reads the poem downwards, giving the impression of a falling leaf. This is a great example of how cummings uses structure to influence the meaning of his poetry. (Report) Reply

Read all 6 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  4. Love, Sarah Flower Adams
  5. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  6. A Character, William Wordsworth
  7. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  8. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  9. Don't Go Far Off, Pablo Neruda
  10. Bluebird, Charles Bukowski

Poem of the Day

poet Sarah Flower Adams

O Love! thou makest all things even
In earth or heaven;
Finding thy way through prison-bars
Up to the stars;
Or, true to the Almighty plan,
That out of dust created man,
...... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]