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Comment 130 of 810, added on October 30th, 2005 at 5:09 AM.

I ws looking for my wedding vows and this poem just took my breath away. I
have found wat I was looking to say to my future husband on the big day.
The poem is so short yet, so beautiful.

Amy from Australia
Comment 129 of 810, added on October 30th, 2005 at 1:15 AM.

I had heard of E.E. Cummings many times before, but i was not at all
familiar with any of his work. I saw the movie titled "In Her Shoes" and
the poem literally took my breath away. The words were so simple, yet
powerful. It's a brutal truth about love. I am glad I saw the movie, and
even though he is no longer with us on earth, E.E. Cummings lives on
through his words!

Kari from United States
Comment 128 of 810, added on October 29th, 2005 at 11:33 PM.

This poem is surely as poignant now as it was in the 1950's when it was
first written. My experience is as others who have posted comments. After
seeing the movie, "In Her Shoes" I had to look for the words on the web.
You see, my partner is a world away in Germany at the moment visiting her
very sick father, and offering support to her mother who has also traveled
from New Zealand. I have never been one for words but I do remember
studying e.e. cummings in high school english. My lovely partner is the one
who writes poems and when I heard 'i carry my heart' the tears started
streaming down my face because my Julie was so far away and these stirring
words confirmed the love that I have for Julie and highlighted how much I
miss her. This is the poem now for us; our life, our love, our future. I
love you, my darling.

Fran from New Zealand
Comment 127 of 810, added on October 30th, 2005 at 12:01 AM.

I BAD THE FACT THAT I DID KNOW ABOUT EE CUMMIMNGS BEFORE I SEE THE
MOVIE.THE MOVIE ITSELF REMIND OF MY OWN SITUATION,THE POEM DESCRIBES
EXACTLY WHAT I FEEL.I GOT HOME AFTER THE MOVIE RUSH TO THE INTERNET TO FIND
ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND TAKE MY TIME TO READ THE POEM OVER AND OVER,IT'S A
WONDWRFUL POEM IT TALKS ABOUT ALOT MORE THAN LOVE.I LOVE THE POEM.

FRANTZY from United States
Comment 126 of 810, added on October 29th, 2005 at 4:32 AM.

I recently saw the fils "In my sisters shoes" . I cried when I heard this
beautiful poem. We lost our 22 year old son to cancer earlier this year &
it says what we feel for him - we will always always carry him in our
hearts- his Mum & Dad.

Lyn Grady from Australia
Comment 125 of 810, added on October 29th, 2005 at 2:55 AM.

I feel ignorant, for I have to admit, if it wearn't for seeing the movie
"In Her Shoes" I would not have had the pleasure and honor of reading and
absorbing E.E. Cummings most beautiful words of love. I love to write
poetry myself...and what I usually write about is love, in all of its ways.
Sometimes I feel like I should toughen up and write about other subjects,
but writing about the wonderful and painful gift of love always seems more
challenging and exquisite (for me, at least). Why? Because I believe when
it's all said and done, Love, is what brings everything together...and what
ultimately tears people apart. What greater power do we have here on earth
than to love (ourselves, each other...and our planet)?

Thank you, E. E. Cummings, for your deeply emotional words. I'm sure if you
knew how your words have touched the lives of so many, you would feel that
same immense love in your heart today.

:)



Kim from United States
Comment 124 of 810, added on October 28th, 2005 at 8:10 PM.

I took a friend to see the movie, "In her shoes," for her birthday. No one
new the pain I was going through but I had promised her I would take her
out to the movies so I did. Two days earlier Oct.11 my heart was broke by a
man that I have loved and planned a future with. I still do not know why we
are not together but I believe in him and I believe in our love and I
believe that God will work it through for us. This poem took hold of me
when I was feeling so alone and it gives me hope. The power of the written
word such as this beautiful poem captures the love and wonder of the world
when it is hard to see it through your pain. I will always love you L,
always.

B from United States
Comment 123 of 810, added on October 27th, 2005 at 11:20 PM.

I heard this beautiful poem when I took my younger intellectually
challenged sister to see the movie "In Her Shoes". We have recently lost
our dearest Mum who passed away suddenly and hearing the poem touched our
hearts. Putting into words how we feel about Mum for my sister Allison to
understand was difficult and EE Cummings poem made it possible. We held
hands in the darkness of the movie theater and cried and smiled. We carry
our Mum's heart in our hearts always.....

vicky kohlschein from Australia
Comment 122 of 810, added on October 26th, 2005 at 2:14 PM.

I also heard this poem for the first time at the movie last weekend. I have
2 sons in the Army and one is deploying to Iraq on Nov.5. This poem conveys
how I feel about all my children.

mary from United States
Comment 121 of 810, added on October 25th, 2005 at 9:32 PM.

I lost my husband 6 months ago,in a plane accident. I decided to see a
movie alone, the poem made me realize i will alway carry this remarkable
person heart in my heart--

deborah from United States

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