I Carry Your Heart

A touching poem for a funeral by American poet E.E. Cummings, about keeping your loved one in your heart after they are gone.

I Carry Your Heart

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 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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