One of my regular Sunday emails is a newlsetter from Maria Popova, called Brainpickings. Sometimes I read it in depth and many of the links she provides and sometimes I skim it. This poem connected with me this week and I thought I would share it with you.
(I CARRY YOUR HEART WITH ME)
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)
It is almost a year since my husband Ron passed, and I do carry his heart with me. I think it is a blessing and a wonder to have a beloved someone you carry with you. As I think of this idea, I know I have other hearts I carry with me.
Thank you everyone for helping me through this year. Your love and prayers are greatly appreciated.