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Poetry meme!

Gakked via whitereflection. When you see this meme, post a poem on your LJ.
This is a favorite of mine for the way in which the author's internal world creates and structures the external. That's pretty much my reality.

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 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)


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Mar. 13th, 2010 11:07 am (UTC)
I love this one.
Mar. 13th, 2010 08:31 pm (UTC)
Me too!
Mar. 13th, 2010 01:14 pm (UTC)
That's really lovely. I'd never read this one before, so new poem, yay. I like the feeling that his love has sort of ... infused everything? Like he's seeing the world with new eyes. Ack, I am very bad at talking about poetry. But I really like it!

Also, I am stealing the line 'this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart' and using it as a story title.
Mar. 13th, 2010 08:32 pm (UTC)
Ack, I am very bad at talking about poetry. No such thing! It's like feedback. You react, you express, the world is made a little brighter.

I look forward to the story!
Mar. 13th, 2010 04:05 pm (UTC)
I will always love this poem ♥ One of my favorites of his.
Mar. 13th, 2010 08:33 pm (UTC)
Agreed! Until I went looking for this one on-line, I'd always assumed e.e. cummings was a woman. I was surprised by his picture ...
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