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Comment 437 of 797, added on May 20th, 2007 at 6:48 PM.

Upon reading the poem "I carry your heart with me" by E.E. Cummings one may
get so consumed in the over all meaning of the poem that they may not pause
to notice the grammatical flaws.These grammatical flaws are done on purpous
by Cummings.The flaws include the fact that there are no spaces between the
main portion of the poem and the part in parentheses.One must believe this
was done to portray a sense of closeness, a sense of closeness in which no
space can seperate him and his true love.The first word in every line of
the poem is not capitalized.The information in the parentheses mimics that
which is not in parenthese,for example: the first line states "i carry your
heart with me(i carry it in my heart)..this gives one the visual
description of a heart within a heart.Further on in it he wrtes "i am never
without it (anywhere i go you go, my dear;and whatever is done by only me
is your doing my darling)"...this gives his love the credit and thus makes
his love responsible for his actions.He alter writes "i fear no fate(for
you are my fate,my sweet)i want no world(for beautiful you are my world,my
true....this demonstrates his lack of concern or fear for his fate and his
future, because he knows that both his fate and his future are with his
true love.
So you see, there are many aspects to this poem that do not appear to be
there when you first hear or read the poem.I love this poem and I dare say
that of all the poems I have read it is my favorite and I feel everyone can
realte to this poem because at one point in time one will have deep
feelings for another individual..(notice that in my comment I did not say
Cummings was reffering to a "she".For it is safe to assume this o be true
but we do not know this to be fact, as this poem can be dedicated to a
child,future husband/wife, past huband/wife,sister or brother or r anyone
that holds a special place in our heart...
That is all I can think of to write for now, but I encourage others to
critically read these poems..you may be surprised at what you discover and
better yet what you learn discover in return...:)

Mel:) from United States
Comment 436 of 797, added on May 15th, 2007 at 3:46 PM.

I read this poem a few days ago, and I have not stopped thinking about it.
It truly sums up how you feel when your heart has been captured - he must
have loved deeply to be able to write something so beautiful. Which is why
it will be read at my wedding on 1st September 2007.

Luna Rahman from United Kingdom
Comment 435 of 797, added on May 9th, 2007 at 4:09 PM.

not trying to be mean or anything but i really do not get this poem sorry
no,im really sorry.

Jessica from United States
Comment 434 of 797, added on May 9th, 2007 at 1:57 PM.

The poem by E.E. Cummings "I Carry Your Heart With Me" is truly a poem of
love and expresses it very well. There is no playing around with words or
trying to be fancy and just confuse people, it is just a poem about
feelings and very deep feelings. This author must really love someone to
write with this much passion.

Reece from Ireland
Comment 433 of 797, added on May 9th, 2007 at 4:08 AM.

The first time I heard the peom I was driven to tears (I heard it in a
movie"my sisters shoes" so I guess the world most likely if they saw the
movie, were moved with its simple but meaningful content. Now I am going
to use it to renew my silver (25) wedding anniversary, I think it is
appropriate in my case, my husband two years ago suffered two strokes and 2
heart attacks both before the age of 52. Ever since then things have
changed because I feel his heart as a constant reminder of how much we take
life for granted, so yes, I carry his heart in mine, but I have always
believed that he carries my heart in his and this is way we have made it to
our silver anniversary. I can't think of a more appropriate poem than this.
Oh yes, it was partially used in the last series of ER at a wedding
between the two main doctor characters, even though it was shortened it
still made it emotional for those who have followed the series. I thank
cummings for being so talented and can't wait to let you know how my
reciting this at our 25th anniversary went.Lina from Ontario, Canada

Lina Price from Canada
Comment 432 of 797, added on May 8th, 2007 at 1:04 PM.

I didn't know i liked poetry until i read this poem

allan from Canada
Comment 431 of 797, added on May 4th, 2007 at 6:01 PM.

i luvv this poem...its sooo good!

missy from United States
Comment 430 of 797, added on May 4th, 2007 at 3:04 PM.

ilove this poem i plan 2 read it 2 my fionce at our wedding it is beautiful
and moving and it touched my heart

whitney from United States
Comment 429 of 797, added on May 4th, 2007 at 1:45 AM.

i love this poem. how i love it. it brings a deep and overflowing joy to my
heart each and every time i read it. how i cherish and love my husband. it
is his heart, that i carry.

Julie from United States
Comment 428 of 797, added on May 3rd, 2007 at 11:46 PM.

I now know what I will read at my wedding and will have read at my funeral.
Never have words moved me as these have.

Kathy from United States

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