I’d planned at some point to share my favorite springtime poem, e.e. cummings “In Just Spring.” discovered during my teen angst years and oft repeated when I felt nostalgic. In the process of looking for the exact phrasing I came across a
lovely reading by Cummings, which gave an entirely new meaning to the words.
As I enjoyed the rendition, my eye was caught by a suggested You Tube off on one side, also an e.e. cummings poem: “I carry your heart with me (i carry it in)” Of course I was curious, of course I checked it out. Absolutely of course I had to share, since it is superbly romantic.
It is read here by Mark Coleman, a new name for me, but a voice I can’t forget. And the words of this delight:
i carry your heart with me (i carry it in)
BY 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)
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)
If that doesn’t inspire me to write many wonderful and romantic words today, I don’t know what will.
The link from cummings name leads to a brief bio and information about his writing habits…more proof (as if we needed it) that a good work ethic, combined with an amazing talent, helps create writing we won’t soon forget.