somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond
by E. E. Cummings
somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond Resources
Take a tour of the website of this group dedicated to Cummings and all his awesomeness.
The great Cummings bio that this link takes you to is only the tip of the iceberg for this site that's packed with awesome information on poets and their poems.
Here's a video of a beach, with the poem running across the lapping waves.
This vid sets the poem against some artistic photographs and soothing piano.
You really have to watch this video, which uses a recording of Cummings himself reading the poem. Just do it.
Here's a serious-sounding reading against some photos that remind us of Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie (which uses a quote from the poem as the epigraph).
Here's a picture of our poet:
Yeah, he was an artist too. This is what he thought he looked like.
We asked him if we could borrow this outfit, but he said no.
Articles and Interviews
Not only is this "interview" a riot, it's also a good look into Cummings's opinions about the ways that, in the end, poetry, art and life are all really the same thing.
Check out this great biographical article on Cummings from Harvard Magazine.
Take a peek at the poetry collection that the poem was originally in.
Go for it. Check out the whole kit and kaboodle.
Movies & TV
This Taiwanese movie about a high school aged boy and his niece borrows its title from Cummings' poem.
Star Wars fans, take note! George Lucas once directed a movie based upon a Cummings poem.