if everything happens that can't be done
by E.E. Cummings
if everything happens that can't be done Resources
This profile includes an extensive (and fascinating!) biography, some of his poems, and more. It's one-stop shopping for you Cummings fans out there.
Just in case the Poetry Foundation wasn't enough for you, check out even more, over at Poets.org.
Think of this video as a kind of autobiography of Cummings, told through excerpts from his poetry, his own visual artwork, and portraits of the poet. Pretty nifty, huh?
Part of Cummings's poem, "somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond," is read in this scene of the movie.
Gee, moviemakers seem to have a thing for Cummings. In this scene, Cameron Diaz's character reads a Cummings poem aloud at her sister's wedding.
Well, if that does happen, you'll have this reading of the poem to guide you.
You can order tracks of Cummings reading his poem aloud. Lucky you.
Here's a different selection, from HarperCollins.
Here's a rather artistic snapshot of our poet.
Here's the cover of the first edition of Cummings's 1x1, in which "if everything happens that can't be done" first appeared. Looks like he kept it nice and simple.
Did you like what you read here? Well, now go check out all of Cummings's poems in one book.
The book, published in 1944, in which "if everything happens that can't be done" appeared.