Wednesday, February 13, 2008

A lovely poem.

Known for his unconventional style, e.e. cummings was one of the most prolific and popular poets of the 20th century. Here's one poem that, I think, really conveys the essence and the manner in which love exists. (You may have to read it a couple of time to let it sink in.)

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 the 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)

e.e. cummings, 1894-1962
American Poet

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