Sunday, August 29, 2010

Poem of the Day (8/29)

E.E. Cummings has always been one of my favorite poets. Although I am a stickler for punctuation, his utilization of lowercase letters, and his eccentricity with punctuation has always fascinated and interested me. And this is in addition to the captivating content and uniqueness of his writing. "may i feel said he" and "next to of course god america i" are among my favorite poems by Cummings. While watching the film "In Her Shoes" today, the poem "i carry your heart" is read during a wedding ceremony. Though I've heard and read it before, it very much touched me today. Enjoy.

ee cummings - i carry your heart

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)