Literary Tuesday

24 Jun

I Carry your Heart with me
– E.E. Cummings

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)


This poem popped into my head this morning. Not sure why, maybe in a hopeful way that I’ll be able to read this to a guy one day, maybe just because it’s beautifully written. Regardless, I felt like sharing even though I’m sure many of you are familiar with it.


One Response to “Literary Tuesday”

  1. palegrayforguilt June 24, 2008 at 9:23 am #

    I Love this poem and this authors’ works! Edward Estlin Cummings is one of my favorite American poets. If I could write like anyone in the entire world…it would be like him. His many Sonnets about love are what draws me to his writings. My favorite is, “If I Love You”.


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