Friday, July 31, 2009

i carry your heart with me

I love words. I always have. When I was a little girl I wanted to be a poet when I grew up. Can you imagine that being your job? Sigh...a girl can dream. Regardless of my transition to corporate America, I'm so looking forward to instilling our wedding ceremony with a few select poignant readings.

We have asked my youngest brother to read something at the ceremony (he's also a groomsman). We are best friends although he lives across the country from me. I'm so excited for him to have such an important part in our ceremony. I had initially thought I wanted to find something non-traditional for him to read. But I keep coming back to ee 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 a 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)

ee cummings

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