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Comment 77 of 797, added on October 12th, 2005 at 7:17 AM.

This poem is so moving because it reaches so many people. After me and my
sister watched the movie, "In her shoes", I understood that there is a
connection between what Maggie tells her sister Rose using the poem. She
understnds that Rose has had the harder road to travel and being the grown
up is never easy, but she appreciates everything that Rose has done and
will do for her. They are inseperable. Like me and my sister are. It is a
very moving and loving poem and the movie uses it well.

Karen from United States
Comment 76 of 797, added on October 11th, 2005 at 9:54 PM.

I just got home from "In Her Shoes" and I see I am not the only one touched
by this poem...I carry my granddaughter Chelsea's heart in my heart. We
live far apart but we are always together.

margret woods from United States
Comment 75 of 797, added on October 11th, 2005 at 8:23 PM.

I saw In Her Shoes tonite with my daughter. This poem was in the movie and
I cried because it was about my daughter and myself as well. I carried her
beneath my heart and I will carry her in my heart always.
Thank you for such beautiful poetry.

Linda Sawyers from United States
Comment 74 of 797, added on October 11th, 2005 at 8:06 PM.

This weekend I went to see "In Her Shoes" and i also bursted into tears
when Diaz's character Maggie started to read this poem. The movie was
wonderful and the poem is so moving.

Lee from United States
Comment 73 of 797, added on October 11th, 2005 at 7:44 PM.

It's amazing how this poem can have different meanings to different people.
I saw the movie "In Her Shoes" yesterday and when that poem was read, I
was in tears. I recently suffered a miscarriage at 6 months and as I'm
hearing it, all I could do was think of the baby I'd lost. I had to look
it up on line so I could have a copy of it --and here I am.

Great poem!

Lisa Marie from United States
Comment 72 of 797, added on October 11th, 2005 at 3:36 PM.

Message 18 Panama from Panama says that the poem is about a stalker or an
obsessed person who carries the heart of another. But maybe this stalker
is like literal, right? Maybe cummings is writing about someone who is
carrying someone else's heart FOR REAL -- like some sort of urban cannibal
dude. Man this poetry stuff is like so cool cause you can read anything
into it. I wonder if Cameron Diaz was like really a cannibal in the movie
and like that's why she couldn't read. And like maybe that's what she was
saying that she wanted to eat her sister's heart like she did when she
slept with boyfriend dude. Man you can really get on a role when you start
to do this poetry interpretation stuff. I shuddaguddan A in english.

i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)

the words of a stalker...good grief :)

panama2 from Panama
Comment 71 of 797, added on October 11th, 2005 at 3:23 PM.

A poet writes from within an experience, a context, and brings to that
context a deep sensitivity and a gift of expression. Just as a poet is
more capable of writing from the middle of an experience, so does an
experience make us more receptive to the words of the poet. I think that
the character played by Diaz primes us for this poem through her dyslexia,
her moral crisis and her genuine struggle during the film to become more
than she was at the beginning of it. In the speaking of this poem she
shows her triumph over her illiteracy but also triumph over her moral
failings, for the words of the poem could only be appreciated by a person
who has learned to stop treating others as if they are equipment and
opportunities -- marks, as they say in the con game. The Diaz character
says three things beyond what the poem says overtly: that she has triumphed
over her illiteracy, triumphed over her superficial relationship to others,
and grown a reflexive understanding of the meaning of her relationship with
her sister. Everyone who appreciates this poem, within the context of this
movie or otherwise, deserves a pat of self-congratulation because it means
that we have also learned to care and carry the others in our lives.

wadester from Canada
Comment 70 of 797, added on October 11th, 2005 at 11:57 AM.

Once in awhile I come upon an act of literature which speaks for my heart
and soul. "I carry your heart with me" is a breath-taking expression of
one's love for another. How anyone could read this poem and not be moved
by it is beyond me.

R. from United States
Comment 69 of 797, added on October 11th, 2005 at 10:10 AM.

I also saw "in her shoes" this weekend and i bursted into tears after
Cameron Diaz read the first line! I lived a similar life to the characters
of the movie and I too have sisters that i feel this way about! What a
great poem!

Amanda from United States
Comment 68 of 797, added on October 10th, 2005 at 11:55 PM.

This poem is BEAUTIFUL!

Jean Paul from United States

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