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I Carry Your Heart: by E.E. Cummings

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A Well-Loved Poem by E.E. Cummings

I Carry Your Heart with Me is one of the more well-known poems by E.E. Cummings. It’s also a popular love 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 Carry Your Heart With Me

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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29 COMMENTS
  1. randomguru

    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

  2. randomguru

    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

  3. jo anne

    in her shoes.

    :)

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

  4. jo anne

    in her shoes.

    :)

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

  5. fishlamp

    What a beautiful piece of poetry… I remember reading it a long time ago, but am glad you shared it here.

  6. fishlamp

    What a beautiful piece of poetry… I remember reading it a long time ago, but am glad you shared it here.

  7. Zaya

    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!

  8. Zaya

    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!

  9. annie

    le love, le beautiful! le lovely… tis carlos! your frozen hot cocoa will be there soon!

  10. annie

    le love, le beautiful! le lovely… tis carlos! your frozen hot cocoa will be there soon!

  11. Jim

    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

  12. Jim

    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

  13. randomguru

    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?

  14. randomguru

    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?

  15. Gen

    can i have the mp3?

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