Sunday, June 10, 2007

Waxing Poetic...

A classic from 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 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 one's been done to death in popular culture (remeber Cameron Diaz reciting this to Toni Collette in In Her Shoes? Or Abby reciting it to Luca in ER) Despite all that, it's still an amazing poem, and one worth sharing...

1 comment:

phaseoutgirl said...

Hello, I followed your site from Lotus. I just had to post a comment on this e.e. cummings poem. It is one that never fails to move me, i have always found this beautiful... thanks....!

cheers!
Cecilia