i carry your heart

Yesterday, I was reminded of one of my favorite poems by e.e. cummings...

I heard a brief reference to it - as a joke in a movie - and it made me want to look it up again. While it is often trivialized - I find that it is beautiful in its simplicity and I reproduce it here:

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 you heart (i carry it in my heart)
- e.e.cummings

I was fascinated when I did a google search of this poem to see how many people had posted it on their blogs. And I wondered - what would the world be like if we all carried each other in our hearts like we carry those we love and those who have left their indelible imprints on our lives and souls?

It would truly be a new world and new earth and it is the one I believe - we are awakening to...


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