The root of the root

July 31, 2014


i carry your heart with me
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 with me (i carry it in my heart)

ee cummings


18 comments on “The root of the root
  1. Lovely! Thank you!

  2. Janie Emaus says:

    I love this poem.

  3. Linda says:

    Beautiful post! Linda

  4. kim tackett says:

    Lovely, what a great way to start the morning. Also, love the graphics. Did you do those? They’re perfect!

  5. Nice, feel-good feelings to wake up to. Thanks Carol.

  6. I’ve always loved this poem, thanks for the reminder this morning.

  7. Tammy says:

    Very pretty words and visuals. I’m not really a poetry person but I definitely appreciate the sentiment here.

  8. One of my favorite poems. Nice to wake up to it!

  9. love. enough said. xo

  10. What a great reminder. LOVE !!

  11. Lana says:

    So beautiful! Love this poem. Thank you for sharing it with us today 🙂

  12. Beautiful words and images! My favorite passage is this: “here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud, and the sky of the sky of a tree called life”. Thank you for sharing!

  13. Risa says:

    We used excerpts from his poems in our wedding invitations and birth announcements, but I was not familiar with this one. Thank you! <3

  14. This is one of my favorite poems. My husband gave me a copy for our 1st anniversary!

  15. Loved this. ee cummings was a badass!

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