Carolyn Donnell: A favorite poem

[i carry your heart with me(i carry it in]
by E. E. Cummings

This is one of my favorite poems. It expresses what I have not always been able to say in words myself. It’s as simple as that.

Carolyn Donnell
Writer
Santa Clara

[i carry your heart with me(i carry it in]

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)

E. E. Cummings

 

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One response to “Carolyn Donnell: A favorite poem

  1. Tim Tomasi

    Carolyn,
    This is one of my favorite love poems also…despite the cummingesque eccentricities in format, its message is clear and simple.

    Tim

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