(the radio speaking)

April 20, 2009
By KICK3593 PLATINUM, Roslyn Heights, New York
KICK3593 PLATINUM, Roslyn Heights, New York
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The author's comments:
e. e. cummings is quite a personal man for his formatting, or at least that was how I felt reading his published ྉ Poems.' I wonder just how one might think when interpreting format. But how is this radio speaking? Is he saying letters, onomatopoeia; or is someone else just typing this down. Pretty weird when an interpretation is passed from one to another, with more and more interpretations snowballing, and even with interpretations being interpreted! The question you had better ask yourself first is, What is this world coming to?, and then comment!

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on May. 13 2009 at 11:56 pm
KICK3593 PLATINUM, Roslyn Heights, New York
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Tell me something, how am I supposed to know how the radio is speaking? It is merely the radio, sitting on something like a coffee table or a chair, that is putting through its own individual transmition, and so who is there to translate but the radio itself? We have one thing, not a group, and not a pair. WE have one thing availabe for misinterpretation, sitting-duck existance, life unknown to corruption and vice versa, and eyes looking upward at the obvious settlements of humans.



So how is it that I have any place to discuss in this poem?

EdytD SILVER said...
on May. 11 2009 at 11:50 pm
EdytD SILVER, Livingston, New Jersey
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like you say, though, how is the radio speaking? your poem is very unclear, and as you do not discuss this, the poem remains banal and the reader merely skims over the lines. If I were you, I would add another verse after this - as though this was the intro, and then go on.

EdytD SILVER said...
on May. 5 2009 at 7:18 pm
EdytD SILVER, Livingston, New Jersey
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it's neat - I like it!


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