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


(Poem No.46 of my favourite short poems)

E.E. Cummings ( or ‘e e cummings’) (1894-1962) was an experimental American poet with a distinctive style, but nevertheless very accessible.  I previously blogged his poem … maggie and millie and mollie and may
Cummings’ poetry often deals with themes of love and nature, as in the following lovely poem . . .

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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)

BY  E.E.Cummings

 

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6 thoughts on “‘i carry your heart with me’ -E.E.Cummings

  1. Thank you Roland for giving us this beautiful poem by Cummings. I have never heard it before so reading it this sheer morning is very special.
    Cummings certainly doesn’t leave his beloved in any doubt.
    miriam

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  2. Thanks for sharing this poem from a wonderful poet Roland. He was a genius with words and, as you say, his style made his poetry accessible to anyone.

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