the poem that made me cry

i commented a few days back that jeannie and mindi and i saw “in her shoes” — the new movie with cameron diaz, toni collette and shirley maclaine. there was a poem at the end of the movie (diaz character read it to collette’s character, her sister, at collette’s wedding). i could almost guarantee it’s going to be read, now, at thousands of weddings in the next few years!

it’s a poem by e.e.cummings, and is called 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)

4 thoughts on “the poem that made me cry”

  1. michael hedges put it to music a decade ago.
    it’s on the taproot album.

    graham nash sings with him

    to add to your itunes collection

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