I Carry Your Heart With Me

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, here is e.e. cumming’s poem about fierce and abiding love.

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)

Listen to the King’s Men sing “I Carry Your Heart” at the annual Singing on the River concert in Cambridge.  This a cappella piece was specially composed by Toby Young for the group.

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