I carry it in my heart

This is Emily’s tattoo.

The tattoo is in my boyfriend Quenten’s handwriting [which is why there is no parenthesis and an included period], who committed suicide April 17th [2009]. This has always been my favorite poem but had such a deeper meaning while being with Quenten. I felt this poem described the way I felt about him.   After his death, I found this quote in many of his letters to me. It’s a little reminder that no matter what, he will he will always be with me and we will forever have each other’s hearts. I will always love him, no matter where I am in life.

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


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