187th Virtual Poetry Circle

Welcome to the 187th Virtual Poetry Circle!

Remember, this is just for fun and is not meant to be stressful.

Keep in mind what Molly Peacock’s books suggested. Look at a line, a stanza, sentences, and images; describe what you like or don’t like; and offer an opinion. If you missed my review of her book, check it out here.

Also, sign up for the 2013 Dive Into Poetry Challenge because its simple; you only need to read 1 book of poetry. Please visit the stops on the 2012 National Poetry Month Blog Tour.

Today’s poem is from E.E. Cummings:

Spring is like a perhaps hand


Spring is like a perhaps hand 
(which comes carefully 
out of Nowhere)arranging 
a window,into which people look(while 
people stare
arranging and changing placing 
carefully there a strange 
thing and a known thing here)and

changing everything carefully

spring is like a perhaps 
Hand in a window 
(carefully to 
and fro moving New and 
Old things,while 
people stare carefully 
moving a perhaps 
fraction of flower here placing 
an inch of air there)and

without breaking anything.

What do you think?


  1. Thanks for sharing an E.E. Cummings poem I hadn’t read before.
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  2. I have a question for this one. Why does E.E. Cummings use a lot of parentheses in his poems?

  3. I don’t always get poetry but this one speaks to me; maybe because I’m yearning for spring so much.

  4. I really like this one. I have a hard time understanding ee cummings’s syntax a lot of the time, but for some reason this one is more clear to me.
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