e.e. cummings

Literary Tattoos: i carry your heart with me 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)

- e. e. cummings, i carry your heart with me

Comments

  1. Sarah says

    I would say that the point of e e cummings is that it's as much about the layout and typography than the actual words.. for me, this isn't the same poem without the brackets and breaks.

  2. Sarah says

    I would say that the point of e e cummings is that it's as much about the layout and typography than the actual words.. for me, this isn't the same poem without the brackets and breaks.

    Although I would totally have this poem on me.

  3. sydney says

    This is one of my favorite e.e. cummings poems. It is so beautiful– I would be tempted to inscribe this on me too. haha

  4. minty says

    i agree that while it is beautiful…

    not the same without the brackets,

    that's like excluding lines of the poem.

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