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Comment 134 of 824, added on November 2nd, 2005 at 9:18 PM.

I am not going to lie after seeing the movie "In her shoes" I had to find
this poem to read at my sister's wedding. I could of not asked for a more
touching poem. This trully is a work of art. It has enspired me to read
more poetry. Thankyou E.E. Cummings

tovah from United States
Comment 133 of 824, added on November 2nd, 2005 at 3:35 PM.

Iv never really been a poetry guru (im kinda oblivious to its beauty..) but
after watchin "In Her Shoes" and hearing this exquisite piece of work by EE
Cummings, Im convinced that i should give it another try. What a beautiful
poem about such a beautiful, special gift! I shared it with the person
dearest to me; i believe thats what love is all about - a bond that cannot
be broken, that is strengthened through a life shared.
I was really blown away.
Thank you EE Cummings!

Mirriam from South Africa
Comment 132 of 824, added on October 31st, 2005 at 11:15 AM.

Whew---what an incredible piece of work. I first heard this poem when I saw
"In Her Shoes". It's so soul moving. I loved it...it reminded me of my late
sister and our bond.

Joanna Chamabers from United States
Comment 131 of 824, added on October 30th, 2005 at 6:11 PM.

Tonight I joined two friends at the movies to see In Her Shoes. Hearing
this beautiful poem read out loud moved me to tears. This poem expresses
how I feel about my sister. My sister, Sarah, died two and a half years
ago from complications caused by bulemia at age 19. I have spent the time
since then trying to figure out how I can carry her with me because I am
now living my life for the both of us. I have thought of getting a tattoo,
wearing special jewelery and other ideas. E.E. Cummings was a brilliant
poet and a smart person. I realized tonight I don't need to do any of
those things because I carry her with me all the time in the most special
way, in my heart. I love my sister and I miss her terribly but I know she
is with me.

Leah Siskin from United States
Comment 130 of 824, 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 824, 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 824, 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 824, 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 824, 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 824, 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

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