I Carry Your Heart: A Beloved Poem by E.E. Cummings




A well-known and well-loved poem by E.E. Cummings, I Carry Your Heart is he perfect poem for Valentine’s Day, and ideal for weddings.

Introduced in popular culture with help from the movie, In Her Shoes, starring Cameron Diaz and Toni Collette, this is the perfect poem to send to your beloved.

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

by E.E. Cummings

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32 thoughts on “I Carry Your Heart: A Beloved Poem by E.E. Cummings

  • Monday February 13, 2006 at 7:25 am
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    the original syntax and structure of the poem is below… my apologies if i re-interpreted its structure:

    . . . .

    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)

    —-e. e. cummings

  • Sunday February 12, 2006 at 11:25 pm
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    the original syntax and structure of the poem is below… my apologies if i re-interpreted its structure:

    . . . .

    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)

    —-e. e. cummings

  • Monday February 13, 2006 at 8:04 am
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    in her shoes.

    🙂

    cried…more like SOBBED watching that movie. i liked the other poem, too, “One Art” by Elizabeth Bishop.

  • Monday February 13, 2006 at 12:04 am
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    in her shoes.

    🙂

    cried…more like SOBBED watching that movie. i liked the other poem, too, “One Art” by Elizabeth Bishop.

  • Monday February 13, 2006 at 11:15 pm
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    What a beautiful piece of poetry… I remember reading it a long time ago, but am glad you shared it here.

  • Monday February 13, 2006 at 3:15 pm
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    What a beautiful piece of poetry… I remember reading it a long time ago, but am glad you shared it here.

  • Tuesday February 14, 2006 at 2:54 am
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    Dear Carlos,

    Wishing you and your lovely wife:

    ♥ * ♥ * ♥ * ♥ * ♥ * ♥ * ♥ * ♥
    HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!
    ♥ * ♥ * ♥ * ♥ * ♥ * ♥ * ♥ * ♥

    Much Love & Happiness to You, always!!!

    Sincerely,
    ♥ Zaya

    P.S. I love this poem by E.E Cummings!

  • Monday February 13, 2006 at 6:54 pm
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    Dear Carlos,

    Wishing you and your lovely wife:

    ♥ * ♥ * ♥ * ♥ * ♥ * ♥ * ♥ * ♥
    HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!
    ♥ * ♥ * ♥ * ♥ * ♥ * ♥ * ♥ * ♥

    Much Love & Happiness to You, always!!!

    Sincerely,
    ♥ Zaya

    P.S. I love this poem by E.E Cummings!

  • Wednesday February 15, 2006 at 9:12 pm
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    le love, le beautiful! le lovely… tis carlos! your frozen hot cocoa will be there soon!

  • Wednesday February 15, 2006 at 1:12 pm
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    le love, le beautiful! le lovely… tis carlos! your frozen hot cocoa will be there soon!

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  • Monday January 5, 2009 at 10:10 pm
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    I’ve always loved that poem. Ever heard the late guitarist Michael Hedges put those words to music? It’s simply beautiful. If not, let me know & I’ll send you an MP3. -Jim

  • Monday January 5, 2009 at 2:10 pm
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    I’ve always loved that poem. Ever heard the late guitarist Michael Hedges put those words to music? It’s simply beautiful. If not, let me know & I’ll send you an MP3. -Jim

  • Monday January 5, 2009 at 10:48 pm
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    Jim: Michael Hedges setting that EE Cummings poem to music? Sounds awesome. Well, sure I’d like to check that out. Thanks, man. ;o)

    I’ve heard a few of Michael Hedges albums. He’s on ECM, right?

  • Monday January 5, 2009 at 2:48 pm
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    Jim: Michael Hedges setting that EE Cummings poem to music? Sounds awesome. Well, sure I’d like to check that out. Thanks, man. ;o)

    I’ve heard a few of Michael Hedges albums. He’s on ECM, right?

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