Saturday, May 30, 2009

to educate the world one poem at a time

i feel a need to educate myself, as well as others, on finer things than what's common. there is so much more to life than being simple minded.

i carry your heart with me by e. e. cummings

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)


Emily said...

I thought I absolutely hated poetry until I discovered e. e. cummings. I love him.

The Cottams said...

mmmm that is one of my most favorite poems ever. i haven't heard it in so long. i love him.