215th Virtual Poetry Circle

Welcome to the 215th Virtual Poetry Circle!

Remember, this is just for fun and is not meant to be stressful.

Keep in mind what Molly Peacock’s books suggested. Look at a line, a stanza, sentences, and images; describe what you like or don’t like; and offer an opinion. If you missed my review of her book, check it out here.

Also, sign up for the 2013 Dive Into Poetry Challenge because its simple; you only need to read 1 book of poetry. Check out the stops on the 2013 National Poetry Month Blog Tour and the 2012 National Poetry Month Blog Tour.

Today’s poem is from E.E. Cummings, in honor of my 11th wedding anniversary — a poem read at our wedding (also check out this great post on the poet from Insatiable Booksluts):

[i carry your heart with me(i carry it in]

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)

What do you think?


  1. Happy anniversary! I’ve always liked this poem. I remember being so nervous when it was time to read it lol.

  2. Beth Hoffman says

    Happy Anniversary! What a lovely poem you picked to be read at your wedding.

  3. Happy anniversary! e.e. cummings is one of my favorites! (as you may know since I did him for Poetry Month one year!) But I never thought to use him at my wedding. Instead, we used a quote from a scifi novel. It was much more appropriate for the two of us – ha ha!