Sep 26 2009

I carry your heart with me ee cummings

Published by at 10:28 am under EE Cummings

e.e. 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 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)

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27 responses so far

27 Responses to “I carry your heart with me ee cummings”

  1. ashleyon 04 Feb 2010 at 8:41 pm

    :grin :p :cry :zzz 😉
    i like it!!!!!!!!!!!!! =))))

  2. Amon 31 Aug 2010 at 9:52 pm

    This is a poem that shows how deeply your love is and that its the kinda love that can keep the stars apart. I love this poem it is one of my favorites and something that stays in my loves mind. He says that when he needs to feel me near this is what he thinks of and that i am not so far. so i believe that it is absolutely beautiful and well written..

  3. Ashlynon 08 Sep 2010 at 1:57 am

    I love this poem!!!!! 😀

  4. sarah Mon 04 Oct 2010 at 1:59 pm

    i love this poem.Im thousands miles away from from home and this peom keeps me going

  5. sarah Morerwaon 04 Oct 2010 at 2:04 pm

    I miss my family sooo much that i cry whenever i read this poem and its the only thing that inspires me.:)

  6. meghanon 05 Oct 2010 at 9:51 am

    it makes me think of lovers seperated 😉

  7. Samon 02 Apr 2011 at 2:52 pm

    I am using this poem for a report and i need to find out when it was written why it was written and what it is used for please let me know

    -thanks in advance 😀

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  9. trudyon 18 Nov 2011 at 4:01 am

    This poem was sent to me from afar and definitely touched my heart. I truly like E. E. Cummings writings.

  10. Shelleyon 03 Jan 2012 at 10:35 pm

    What a truly touching poem. It is like no other. I keep thinking of it, and
    it really has me in love with the words, and the way the message is conveyed.
    I will read more of his poetry. Just very cool.

  11. thai guy 70'son 23 Mar 2012 at 6:11 am

    i copied this poem for my wife Becaus she is what keeping me togather, when i saw it, it make LOVE her even more. THANK YOU EE. 😀

  12. dawnon 08 Jun 2012 at 11:56 pm

    how beautiful. words you wish you had wrote yourself

  13. Yvonneon 22 Jun 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Such an inspiring peice of potery, its just so beautiful and all of it is so true of my beloved husband and best friend….thank you Ee for writing this 😀

  14. Amandaon 14 Jul 2012 at 11:17 pm

    This poem is the most romantic and heartfelt poem that I have ever read…

  15. a..on 02 Aug 2012 at 1:07 am

    This is exactly how I feel. Just being his friend would have meant the world to me, but he didn’t even want that. He’s with someone else and I respect that, but it will never change the way I feel. Anything can happen to me from now on, I don’t even care. ” I fear no fate, for you are my fate”…

  16. Diegoon 15 Aug 2012 at 12:59 pm

    I am dedicating this response to my dear friend Evelyn, who lost her husband to cancer 5 years ago – she cared for him till he died. This was their favorite poem, and they memorized it and said it to eachother until their final days together. It truly is a poem for lovers, be they juntos o muy lejos. Con mucho amor, mi Evelia!

  17. GVon 23 Aug 2012 at 5:02 pm

    We just dropped our daughter off at college, and it is breaking my heart:(. My friend recommended I read this, and it is so true. 2 hearts as one:)

  18. banditon 28 Aug 2012 at 5:42 pm

    this poem from ee cummings is so smoothing ,makes me cry all the i read it.
    brightens the day . 😀

  19. Terryon 28 Aug 2012 at 10:11 pm

    A musician named Michael Hedges set this incredible poem to music. He plays acoustic guitar and sings it as a simple folk song, but it is a very moving rendition. He even hired Graham Nash and David Crosby to sing backing vocals on the track. You can probably find it on iTunes. Michael was a very gifted musician and he said this was one of his favorite pieces of poetry. He handled it with all the love and respect it deserves. Check it out sometime.

  20. christineon 03 Sep 2012 at 3:50 pm

    I am caring for our Mother with alzheimers & all my siblings live out of town…. My sister is a world traveling executive, my older brother is an engineer, my younger brother is an elementary art school teacher and my youngest brother is “lost in space”………. This poem reminds me as I touch my mother’s face, I touch the face of God. That she lives like a feather on the breath of God (take that image~~see where it takes you).~~~ And as I care for our beloved i carry my siblings heart in my heart.:love:

  21. Lorraineon 15 Sep 2012 at 11:30 am

    Christine, I took care of my mom also until she died just two years ago. I love this poem as well and its ability to help us put our feelings into words. Very beautifuly.

  22. loveeecummingson 06 Feb 2013 at 5:57 pm

    Sadly this is printed incorrectly. e.e.cummings only used lower case letters. It impacts how the reader reads his poems. The indentations are also incorrect.

  23. lauraon 02 Mar 2013 at 7:57 pm

    love is gorgeous in my heart! this poem is LOVE~~~~~~~~~~~

  24. Cris Bakeron 09 Nov 2013 at 8:44 am

    Lovely poem.

    Other versions of this same poem have the word “the” in line -3:

    which grows higher than THE soul can hope or mind can hide)

    but you do not. Which is correct, as cummings originally wrote it?

  25. moeon 28 Nov 2013 at 3:51 pm

    there is no love poem, in my humble estimation, that expresses the love, emotion, and affection from within more completly in a few paragraphs than this offering. It will live forever, not solely because of who wrote it but becuse it is written as it is………

  26. bubbaon 22 Apr 2014 at 9:53 pm

    I lost my wife to a car wreck on march 2 and the poem is the only poem that even comes close to how I feel. I miss u honey.

  27. Jennyon 03 Jan 2015 at 10:50 pm

    I’ve just heard this poem in a film and had to find it on the internet to read it. It’s some of the most beautiful words I think I’ve ever heard. It moved me deeply, as it brought my beautiful daughter to the front of my mind. She passed away aged 4, she would have been 21 this April. The words say how I feel every day. Thank you EE Cummings..

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