Famous Love Poem

Edward Estlin Cummings (1894 - 1962) was a famous American Poet with an unusual style of writing. His name is frequently written in lowercase, e.e. cummings, and his poetry is probably best known for his unorthodox usage of both capitalization and punctuation, in which unexpected and seemingly misplaced punctuation sometimes interrupt sentences and even individual words.

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This poem came to my attention through a movie. It was read at a wedding for the bride by her sister. It actually was the gift for the bride. And I agree that this poem is a gift. The whole...

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[i Carry Your Heart With Me(i Carry It In]

E.E. Cummings By more 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)

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  • Todd DeMoulin by Todd DeMoulin
  • 3 months ago

My wonderful, beautiful and loving Mother, Janet Leadman DeMoulin, who passed from this world to the next on September 25, 2015, loved to read and write poetry. When I heard this poem read by Cameron Diaz in the movie "In Her Shoes," I was touched and immediately thought of my precious, beloved Mother. I will read this poem to her the next time I visit her final resting place and often throughout the years to come. I couldn't have asked for or been given a better mother than I have in you. I promise that I will do my best to make you proud. I love you forever and always, my dear Mother!

  • Marvin J Carter Sr. by Marvin J Carter Sr.
  • 6 months ago

I love and carry with me a woman's heart in mine. I will carry it to my grave!

  • June E. Schlueter by June E. Schlueter
  • 8 months ago

This poem came to my attention through a movie. It was read at a wedding for the bride by her sister. It actually was the gift for the bride. And I agree that this poem is a gift. The whole movie was about two sisters learning to love each other as they were. I have one sister whom I love dearly. We have a similar relationship. We say, "I love you." but those words are used so frequently, it's nice to have a poem like this. This poem has such meaning and can be used in so many situations. It is so beautifully written. I love the first line. I have loved this poem ever since. It can be used to express love to anyone. I'm so glad that you published it. It is a gift to the soul. At least for me it is. I think it's my favorite poem. I write poetry, but I could never write this beautifully. It exudes so much feeling. Thank you for publishing this gem of poetry.

  • Courtney McMillan by Courtney McMillan
  • 1 month ago

I came across this poem by what sounds like the same film as you watched too. I have thought about it often ever since I watched the film.

  • Tripplj219 by Tripplj219
  • 10 months ago

This poem is so beautiful and romantic.

  • Suzanne Karfiol by Suzanne Karfiol
  • 2 years ago

Motherhood, the truest forever love. Though my children are gone and many, many miles from me, I carry them in my heart... and that is why this poem speaks to me.

  • Hiada by Hiada
  • 3 months ago

Yes, I came across this poem in a movie, however, it immediately made me think of my children and their father. So beautiful!

  • Barbara Eaton by Barbara Eaton
  • 3 years ago

My husband of 52 years has suffered two heart attacks and one heart episode. This poem spoke to me as we have lived with his condition and I feel I have carried his heart in my heart. I plan to have it read when and if he goes before me at his celebration of life.

  • Ken by Ken
  • 3 months ago

That is a beautiful sentiment. My spouse had a heart condition as well, and I would like to include this in his service. The poem had meaning years ago, and it just increased its significance over time.

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