Saturday, December 03, 2005

i carry your heart with me by ee cummings

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)

ee cummings

I think this poem is beautifully written and it just moved me. It is most likely written for a lover but holds meaning for anyone that is dearly loved like a family member. I like how the author starts off with "I carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)" and finishes with pretty much the same line, tying the poem neatly together. The author is basically saying that the person is his or her soulmate, and that they are always with the author, because they are almost the same person, or at least they are two parts of one single entity. The juxtaposition of his words make them more meaningful, such as when he follows every statement about himself with another about how his lover is somehow connected to him.

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