Thursday, November 24, 2011

i carry your heart with me

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)

i fear
no fate(for you are my fate, my sweet) i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

e. e. cummings

4 comments:

Noel said...

Mmm. One of my favorites. Read at my wedding.

DenverSop said...

This is a favorite poem of mine. I sang the John Duke vocal/piano setting at my recital in 2004, and in February, I will accompany a good friend of mine singing it in our combined recital. I will think of you. :-)

April said...

It is so strange that you posted this poem. I lost my brother suddenly and unexpectedly two days ago. Last night, when I couldn't sleep, I was trying to look up this poem but the site I was on didn't have it. Thank you for posting. Could be some divine intervention... God bless

Andrea said...

I read this poem at my dad's funeral. One of the most beautiful poems I have ever read. It perfectly captures how we feel, and need...to carry their hearts in ours.