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somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond

somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond


by E. E. Cummings

Analysis: Trivia

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

Here's some juicy gossip: Cummings had a daughter by a lady named Elaine, the wife of his friend Schofield Thayer. To make things crazier, his friend knew about the affair and was cool with it. (Source.)

Okay, the gossip from that last one is too good not to continue. When Cummings's daughter, Nancy, was born, nobody bothered to tell her who her real daddy was until she was almost 30! This is even after Cummings eventually married her mom. (Source.)

Tennessee Williams uses a quote from the poem as the epigraph for his breakout play, The Glass Menagerie. Fragility, roses—it totally fits. Click the link to find out why. (Source.)

Despite the fact that a bunch of editions of Cummings's poetry are published with his name in lowercase letters, he actually never wanted that. Okay, buddy! You won't find any e. e.'s here. Well, you just did, but that doesn't count. (Source.)

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