Wednesday, March 31, 2010

e e cummings - i carry your heart with me

I am a huge fan of e e cummings. I like his style, I like the content, I just like it. Here is one of his poems I ran across this morning while skimming through a book of poetry. 

You can't read poetry and stay fake.
- D. Miller

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. ally, i am very excited about this post :) i also love e e cummings - and this poem was the first of his I ever copied down! (yeah i have a notebook where i put my fave poetry. because I'm a nerd like that...)

  2. this is a fabulous poem!! i need to write it down somewhere! i like your notebook idea kylee :)