Somewhere I Have Never Travelled (My Favorite Love Poem)
I wanted to share my absolute favorite love poem in the world with you guys. It's delicate, romantic, and so beautiful – everything a love poem should be. But something sets apart from other love poetry – a kind of subtlety, perhaps. I'm not sure.
It's by e.e. cummings, known for his disconcerting use of spacing and typesetting. At first, the lack of spaces surrounding the punctuation marks in this poem throws the reader a little off-kilter, but it was an intentional choice by the poet (and not just me being lazy in my transcription! :P).
For me, it somehow says something about love that I can't verbalize, nor perhaps will ever be able to. And that's what makes it so special. Give it a read, and tell me what you think.