Thursday, 10 June 2010

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)

e.e. Cummings


Oh I so love this poem. It so very nearly made it into our service but we just felt it would be a little unfair to ask someone to read it outloud - that rhythm. I love the line that repeats throughout it.

i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)


  1. Love this poem, one of my all time favorites!!!

  2. lovely lovely. Have never heard this before, thanks for sharing!

  3. just visiting your blog for the first time - it's lovely! and i'm so happy to see this poem - i'm getting married in a couple months and my fiance and i are narrowing down options to engrave on our rings - we'll probably have one say "i carry your heart" and the other "(i carry it in my heart)" beautiful poem* xx, Jane

  4. Glad you all like this poem.
    Jane - what a beautiful and perfect choice.

  5. Gosh I love you blog sooo much. It sings happiness into my heart x


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