A Little Poem...

So I've never been into poetry much. I wish I were, because I think people who can recite poems from memory are cool. However, there are a few that have a profound effect on me. So when I like a poem, its usually because I love the poem. Well, I heard one today that I think has fallen into this category. I heard it while I was folding clothes and watching the movie "In Her Shoes", of all places. You know those moments where you look at or think of someone you love and you feel like you heart is going to burst because you're so overwhelmed by your love for that person? Sorry, I keep using the word love, but that's kind of my point. There are no synonyms for love and therefore that tiny little word is rarely enough to describe its monumental meaning. Well, I thought this poem came very close to describing those moments of love that you thought you'd never find the words for. And that's why I like 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 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


  1. I wrote a few poems once. they weren't as profound as this one though.

  2. I totally cried when I watched that movie and this poem was read. I thought it was beautiful as well. All these pregnancy hormones probably didn't help though.

  3. I do like e.e. cummings. Beautiful poem.

  4. Jaz,
    I have read your blog a couple of time when your sister puts it on hers. I can really tell she love and respects you. Way cool.
    Thanks for your thoughts.

  5. I love this. Thanks for sharing it.

  6. Hello old roomie of mine! I had no idea you had a blog! I hope everything is going well!

  7. I love e.e. cummings. I first heard his poem "anyone lived in a pretty how town" when I was in 9th grade and I have enjoyed his work ever since.

    You can read that poem here http://www.americanpoems.com/poets/eecummings/11880

    I recommend the anthology of his complete works!