i carry your heart with me

I love poetry, and recently read a beautiful poem written by mom Christine Maguire that was incredibly moving. Please go read it here: “I Have Carried You, Always” (and don’t forget the tissues!)

“I Have Carried You, Always” reminded me of ee cummings’ “i carry your heart with me”

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 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)

and then there is this, which I can’t recall where I first saw it, but it has given me much comfort:

Rest assured that in her dying, in her flight through
darkness toward a new light, she held you in her arms
and carried your closeness with her. And when she
arrived at God, your image was imprinted on her
joy-filled soul.
– Molly Fumia

peace & love xxx

photo: Honeyboo Etsy
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2 Responses to i carry your heart with me

  1. Jennifer says:

    I carry my Carrie with me (i carry her in my heart)

  2. Joyel says:

    I saw this poem on a blog I frequent and thought of you (as always) and wanted to share on here, I’m sure you know it, but it really resonates with me xo.

    Your absence has gone through me
    Like thread through a needle,
    Everything I do is stitched with its color.
    W.S. Merwin:

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