I’ve never seen this e.e. cummings poem before; a friend of mine on Facebook (Thanks, Dale) posted it as a comment and I just found it so beautiful, I wanted to share it.
My husband and I will have been married 23 years come May 22. We’ve been through some not-so-great times (I think of the Orleans song “Still The One” … “sometimes I never want to see you again”), some lovely times and lots of days that just were. He’s been ill lately and all the kerfluffle of the hospital is stressful and sometimes frightening.
The bottom line is, despite everything, I still love him very much. This poem does a great job of expressing that.
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)
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)