Love is More Thicker Than Forget

E.E Cummings

Poem Text

love is more thicker than forget

more thinner than recall

more seldom than a wave is wet

more frequent than to fail

it is most mad and moonly

and less it shall unbe

than all the sea which only

is deeper than the sea

love is less always than to win

less never than alive

less bigger than the least begin

less littler than forgive

it is most sane and sunly

and more it cannot die

than all the sky which only

is higher than the sky


The poem illustrates how love can be thick and thin and can be. It's crazy and it's deep. Love is a way of being alive, and it's so many different things. It's also normal and sane, and it's higher than the sky. But the most important part is that it can never die. The poem is filled with comparisons that contrast, which strikes at the human emotion of feeling love. I don't think love is ever easy or clear cut, which is why I think the poem was written in a slightly confusing way.

Why I chose it?

I chose this poem because E.E Cummings is one of my favorite poets. His poetry is relatively easy to understand, and that's why I like him. This is one of the poems that I've wanted to read and understand. It deals with multiple feelings in one.

Original Poem

love never dies

it stays burning inside

a feeling you cannot describe

if you're in love

you're alive

if you're alive

your love lies

it's crazy and sane

confusing and brave

my love for you is always aflame


Both the song and Cummings poem deal with love. How love will never die, and that love has many different emotions in one. It can be so many things and it will never fail. The feelings are some thing no one can describe. It describes that being in love is knowing that you are alive, and feelings that come along with it.