Vince Gotera deconstructs a favorite poem on YouTube

This poem has haunted me since first encountering ee cummings. Vince Gotera provides an elegant and simple deconstruction via YouTube on his blog post “ee cummings l(a) deconstructed”:

If you’re like me, after reading cummings, you’ll perceive magic every time a leaf falls.

…What cummings uncovers for us here is how many times the number one (as suggested by the letter l) appears in the word loneliness: four times. And of course there’s also the letter l/number one in the word leaf…

Check out Gotera’s post here.