here is the deepest secret

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Tuesday, April 05, 2005
Disclaimer: This is an awesome poem! This is the poem I tried to talk my cousin into having on the program for her wedding. I think she might have gone for it, but my aunt in full mamaofbride-zilla control freaksomeness instead pulled some random bullshit poem she'd never read before out of a book because she thought it would "look better." To which I say - WhatEV. Here is the poem that would have been infintely better (by e.e. cummings):

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)
2 comments on "here is the deepest secret"
  1. That is a lovely poem! I had never read it before, which makes me think I should read more e.e. cummings. I can't believe your aunt didn't want to use it!

  2. You should! I was in the same boat until I ran across this one a few years ago. It is fresh and full of love without being syrupy. Here's the site with it that I ran across yesterday (and that prompted posting the poem). A lot of his stuff is racier than high-school poetry anthologies would lead one to believe.


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