Saturday, 4 August 2012

Day 43: Carry Your Heart

When you love someone, you just can't shake them. Everywhere you go, they go with you. And no poem captures this more beautifully than ee cummings' 'i carry your heart with me.' 

Most of you will know this poem as it's become so popular in its own right over the years, from use in anthologies, TV shows, films and all manner of popular culture (there are even celebrities reading it on YouTube). EE Cummings is certainly a favourite poet de jour. And one who knew the true value and mystery and magic of love.


i carry your heart with me - ee 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)

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