i carry your heart with me- E.E. Cummings

A while ago, I wrote a piece that I absolutely loved. It was a short piece but I felt like it conveyed everything that I wanted to say. I shared it on the blog and I was looking at it to consider revising it. Well, as I was researching this week, I stumbled across this E.E. Cummings poem and found it to be absolutely beautiful. I love that it seems to contain a refrain and that it is so lyrical.  In so many ways, this poem is everything that I love about poetry; it is full of imagery and the tone is so serene. I will carry the beauty and pieces of it with me.

I hope you all enjoy it!


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)


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