Wednesday, February 7

Facts About E. E. Cummings

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E.E. Cummings.  

This week’s famous poet is E.E. Cummings. Last week’s famous poet was Edgar Allan Poe

E.E. Cummings, the enigmatic poet, began his poetic journey at the tender age of 8. Over his lifetime, he penned a staggering 2,700 poems. Born in the literary hub of Cambridge, Massachusetts, his parents, Edward Cummings and Rebecca Haswell, named him Edward Estlin Cummings. He shared his world with a younger sister, Elizabeth.

Keep reading to find out more about E.E. Cummings. 

Here is a list of some poems by E.E. Cummings: 

  • I shall imagine life 
  • Spring 
  • I carry your heart with me 
  • Since Feeling is First 
  • If 
  • Who Knows If the Moon’s 
  • The Eagle 
  • Little tree 

Parents/caretakers, be sure poems are child-friendly before reading them to your child/children.

Do you have a favorite E.E. Cummings poem that resonates with you? Or perhaps a personal connection to his works? Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments below, and let's celebrate the legacy of this remarkable poet together. 

Quick facts about E. E. Cummings: 

1. He was born October 14, 1894 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His full name is Edward Estlin Cummings. 

2. E.E. Cummings was 67 years old when he died. He passed away on September 3, 1962. He is buried at Forrest Hills Cemetery in Boston, Massachusetts. He died from a stroke at a hospital in New Hampshire. 

3. One of E.E. Cummings' most famous poem is: 

in time of daffodils 

in time of daffodils (who know

the goal of living is to grow)

forgetting why, remember how

in time of lilacs who proclaim

the aim of waking is to dream,

remember so (forgetting seem)

in time of roses (who amaze

our now and here with paradise)

forgetting if, remember yes

in time of all sweet things beyond

whatever mind may comprehend,

remember seek (forgetting find)

and in a mystery to be

(when time from time shall set us free)

forgetting me, remember me.

(You can print out a worksheet on this poem. You will fill in the missing words in the poem) 

4. E.E. Cummings was married twice, but neither marriage lasted long. He has one daughter, Nancy Thayer Andrews. 

5. E.E. Cummings wrote a poem a day from about the age of eight to around twenty-two years old. 

6. Not only did E.E. Cummings like to write poetry, but he also loved to draw and paint. He painted and sketched landscapes, nature, portraits, and other styles. 

7. E.E. Cummings also wrote plays. Here is a list of some of his plays: 

  • Tom 
  • Him 
  • Future of Art 
  • Santa Claus: A Morality 

8. E.E. Cummings attended Cambridge Latin High School, where he studied Latin and Greek. He graduated from Harvard University with a Master of Arts Degree in 1916. 

9. E.E. Cummings liked to travel. He traveled to Paris several times, to different places in Europe, and to Mexico and North Africa. 

Join the conversation and share a fascinating fact about E.E. Cummings with us in the comments. We'd love to hear from you! 

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Books about E.E. Cummings: 

1. Little Tree by E.E. Cummings and Deborah Ray 

2. I Carry Your Heart With Me by E.E. Cummings and Mati McDonough 

3. Fairy Tales by E.E. Cummings 

Parents/caretakers, be sure books are child-friendly before reading them to your child/children. 

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“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.” —-E.E. Cummings

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