Monday, April 4, 2011

i carry your heart with me

paper cut by julene harrison of madebyjulene paper cuts

This is my favorite poem. I recently committed it to memory so I could enjoy it whenever I want, and I recite it to Alice often. I loved all of the pieces on julene harrison's site when I stumbled across it, but this one is a particular favorite and I just wanted to share!


e.e. cummings - 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)

1 comment:

  1. Lovely. How nice that Alice will get to hear poetry from her mama as she begins to form her very own language.

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