Hi, can anyone help me to locate a poem that starts(?) "If's wintry". If I remember correctly it's a farirly short poem, free rhyme...
Heard it discussed during my studies BUT I threw out all the notes recently! I knew that was a mistake!!!
I'd be really grateful for any suggestions!!!
Thank you, Antje.
It's e.e. cummings, yes is a pleasant country:
1 X 1 [One Times One], X, XXXVIII
yes is a pleasant country:
let's open the year
both is the very weather
when violets appear
love is a deeper season
my sweet one
(and april's where we're)
Post Edited (09-29-04 05:01)
HI Les, thank you very much!!!! How come you knew it? I'm terrible at memorising texts and the respective authors...
You know, i was just thinking how this poem would not be very effective, if read aloud only, and not read along to, don't ya think?
How come you knew it?
how this poem would not be very effective, if read aloud only ...
Hugh, is right, google will find practically anything that has been printed and is not in copyright. I don't know who types all of this stuff onto the internet, but I thank them for it.
If you mean what I think you mean, Talia, you're right. My philosophy on poetry recitation, or reading aloud, is that it gets a pass only if it makes the poem at least as accessible and comprehensible and poetic to the listener as it is on the printed page to a reader. Preferably it should make it better for the listener. There are voice techniques that can help with that, of course, but even with techniques, poems which can be admired on the page vary greatly in their degree of difficulty for oral presentation. Well written ballads are among the easiest. Partly because it's surrealistic even on the printed page, I'd rate this one by e e cummings as among the most difficult, though not impossible. I have a thespian friend who might manage it. He can read aloud nonsense dialogue by Samuel Beckett and make it sound perfectly sensible while you're listening!