e.e. cummings

six nonlectures 3:

i & selfdiscovery


In ee cummings nonlecture 3, titled i & selfdiscovery , cummings begins: "For me--personality is a mystery: that mysteries alone are significant: and that love is the mystery-of-mysteries who creates them all." After his nonlecture on Springtime, cummings turns to the not unrelated subject of Love. He quotes Catullus, Horace, Sappho on love and reads some of his own love poems throughout. He concludes by reading five of his favorite love poems by other poets, including Shakespeare, Robert Burns & John Donne.