Causes a crackling blue spark to arc from the page to the reader’s mind

Posted: March 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

e.e. cummings – [l(a]












This poem, to some, may not even seem like a poem at all. It is like a visual art. It’s fascinating because it exists outside of the aural dimension that is usually associated with poetry. If we just look at the poem, it makes no sense but it takes analysis and imagination to understand it.

                The words that we can get from the poem are “a leaf falls” and “loneliness”. The words “a leaf falls” is embedded within the word “loneliness” which suggests that a leaf falling can show loneliness. This interpretation cannot be made if the poem was written in an ordinary manner and without the visual arrangement.






Cummings, E.e. “[l(a].” A Poem a Day. N.p., 19 June 2011. Web. 31 Jan. 2014

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