FOR VALENTINE’S DAY

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, here’s a poem from American writer e e cummings (Edward Estlin Cummings), one of the great voices of 20th Century English literature.

[i carry your heart with me (i carry it in my 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)

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2 Responses to “FOR VALENTINE’S DAY”
  1. Dan Beeaff says:

    Love that poem! Perfect for Valentines Day!

    Sent from my iPad

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    Like

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