Saturday, February 14, 2009

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)

ee cummings


  1. Sigh. ee cummings is my favorite poet, and this is (one of) my favorites - I never, ever tire of reading it. It was read at our wedding, became my mantra after Viv was born, and now the words "i carry your heart with me" sit on a necklace i wear each day.

    Hope your day is full of love and yummy treats (as all days should be).


  2. that is my favorite poem!! good job susannah.

  3. SHUT UP! I Just read that poem, for the first time, about a month ago. then I printed it out and gave it to Anna with some orchids (our wedding flowers). LOVE it!


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