Wednesday, April 4, 2012

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 the mind can hide)
and this is the wonder keeping the stars apart

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

-E.E. Cummings

A poem written by E.E. Cummings. Often read at weddings and studied in Universities. I have always loved this poem and was pleasured when I heard it read at the end of a wonderful movie I had recently come across. "In Her Shoes" - A movie I highly recommend!! A story of two sisters who could not be more different. A lesson of how even if differences appear on the surface ... we truly are more alike than we are different.

A lesson we could all stand to learn.

I hope you enjoy the poem ... and the movie!