Love poem: i carry your heart with me

///Love poem: i carry your heart with me

Love poem: i carry your heart with me

e.e. cummings wrote 900 poems, one of which is the popular love poem, “i carry your heart with me.” This love poem is often presented as a love letter, a lover’s Valentine poem, or a wedding poem expressing true love. See full size image

The love poem by e.e. cummings makes an excellent love song when set to music. Michael Hedges has set “i carry your heart” to music on his “Taproot” album. Hedges sings the lead and David Crosby and Graham Nash sing the backup vocals.

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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