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Rosewood School, 1955 | Mrs. Nan Self's Third Grade Class

Poetry Friday: i carry your heart with me (i carry it in)

Poetry Friday is back! I will continue to celebrate Poetry Fridays (and Art Tuesdays) until our deadline for Kids in Print 2015 arrives--November 1st, by the way. We have been gathering lots of books about first days of school to assuage the worries of both parents and children alike. Here is a poem from e.e. cummings that reminds us, no matter where we go, love is always there:

[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)

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)

“[i carry your heart with me(i carry it in]” Copyright 1952, © 1980, 1991 by the Trustees for the E. E. Cummings Trust, from Complete Poems: 1904-1962 by E. E. Cummings, edited by George J. Firmage.


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