Edward Estlin Cummings

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

If - Poem by Edward Estlin Cummings


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Comments about If by Edward Estlin Cummings

  • Rookie Meg Tapp (9/24/2011 11:24:00 AM)

    A very poignant take on the nature of regret: how the lament of one thing being so is essentially a wish that better things may not be.. This poem speaks volumes. It's gorgeous. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie lefty the one and only (4/23/2010 4:20:00 PM)

    i love how soft and matter-of-fact that poem is. As if to say that bad things are all around, but they build who we all are and bring out the absolute good. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004

Poem Edited: Monday, March 19, 2012


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