Sunday, January 22, 2006

E.E. Cummings - I Carry Your Heart With Me

No no no; don't be fooled by the last name of this author and thing you are going to read some R21 entry here. Just watched In Her Shoes alone and a touching part of the movie is when this poem was narrated by Camaron Diaz, who is a girl with difficulties reading.

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)

Seems that I've not seen such a simple but nice movie for a long time. It's neither a blockbuster nor is the storyline very 煽情. Just a simple story about siblings and it sent ripples through me.

4 comments:

fattybombom said...

wow...nice poem...i'm actually motivated to read more man...i guess the power of beautiful language lies in how it can stir the hearts of men and push them to act. but i think the degree of action depends on the man rather than the words.

fattybombom said...

Oh, i remember OTKY actually were telling us about this poet. Like in one of our readings and yes, everyone was laughing away...we were sec 1 or 2 then. heh

nzj© said...

OMG, you actually remembered what OTKY taught us? Impressed~ Another poem cumming up...

fattybombom said...

Hahahaaa...Yes...I think my english stagnated after sec 4 though...haha...she knows quite a bit lah...