Tulips & Chimneys

Tulips & Chimneys Review

Fresh and candid, by turns earthy, tender, defiant, and romantic, Cummings's poems celebrate the uniqueness of each individual, the need to protest the dehumanizing force of organizations, and the exuberant power of love....

Title:Tulips & Chimneys
Edition Language:English

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    Tulips & Chimneys Reviews

  • Jamie Grefe

    I've had this for ten years and this is the first time I've read it. If only I read this earlier in life . . . The first twenty pages or so are gorgeous, but spent too much time in my head and didn't ...

  • Chris March

    It's like gorging on bright blue pastels, and then gargling vanilla vodka and Pop Rocks, while listening to rhythms of an unintelligible reading of the Iliad. Oh, and he likes to objectify women :(...

  • Emma Stockdale

    your little voice Over the wires came leapingand i felt suddenlydizzy With the jostling and shouting of merry flowerswee skipping high-heeled flamescourtesied before my eyes or twinkling over to my si...

  • Illiterate

    Experimental syntax. Anything else? Tulips is fairly romantic in its view of nature and love. Chimneys is more modern in its view of the city and sex....

  • Darwin8u

    A quick ode to E.E. with ampersands & all( built on the sturdy body of his poem*XV):come poetry to my crumbling soul which with nonfiction has conversed in vain, O noiselessly take thy rhythmic toll, ...

  • Donovan Richards

    Let’s Tear It Down!Deconstruction is easy. Whenever someone takes a stand, a myriad of critics file out of the woodwork like termites scoping a new meal. Whether it is art, philosophy, theology, pol...

  • Jason

    I loved this! Cummings has a great sense of ironic humor and a mastery of cadence. Here's my favorite stanza:Humanity i love you because you are perpetually putting the secret oflife in your pants and...

  • Becky Ankeny

    As a life-long (or middle-school on) e.e. cummings fan, I am always surprised by how much of his poetry I don't really like. In this first collection (1923), I found several poems to be florid and ove...

  • Christina

    10 stars out of 5Brilliant No one can write like Cummings....

  • Kate

    I don't get it.I'm definitely not some poetry connoisseur expert, and openly admit that with few exceptions, I really don't "get" poetry. But I continue to try to learn more about it and keep reading ...