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Comment 103 of 853, added on October 17th, 2005 at 9:47 AM.

This poem and the entire movie focusing on realtionships moved me greatly.
Both my parents are deceased and a the husband of a good friend just died
at midnight...I am sending this poem to her...what a gift from cummings!
Love truly is eternal!

Pat from United States
Comment 102 of 853, added on October 17th, 2005 at 8:04 AM.

I, too, have felt lost for so long, losing my sister, my twin sister. She
died suddenly, with no one to say goodbye or hold her hand. She was a
loving, beautiful, selfless person whose inner beauty had an impact on
people she didn't even know. When I saw the movie and heard the poem, it
really spoke to me. I, too, carry her heart in my heart always, and to hear
others speaking and thinking the same, makes it even more plausible that
she really is here with me. How lucky we all are to have experienced these

Edie from United States
Comment 101 of 853, added on October 17th, 2005 at 1:19 AM.

In regards to not only Guy, but everyone that is moved by this peom. I
think that for emotions to be stirred and remembered by such a thing (poem)
than you are the luckiest person to know how this feels.
Not everybody has the opportunity to experience the gift of love in such a
So cherish the fact- and hold on to it if you can, try harder (or again
Guy) if you don't posess it anymore, and if that person has moved on-
always hold it in your heart next to their memory.

Brooke from Australia
Comment 100 of 853, added on October 16th, 2005 at 11:16 PM.

I saw the film today and it was like watching the story of my sister and me
unfold before my eyes. My sister killed herself a year ago--she was my
only sibling. I have been so lost this past year--certainly changed for
life in so many ways. I was very touched by the film, the courageous
portrayal of the characters, and by the beautiful, poignent words of E.E.
Cummings. Very cathartic.

Cynthia Bunch from United States
Comment 99 of 853, added on October 16th, 2005 at 4:34 PM.

I as many others just returned from seeing the movie "In Her Shoes" WOW!
How the words of this beautiful poem hit home and HARD! It will be two
years ago on November 14th that I lost my husband of 41 years to sucicide.
In 1975 I lost my mother the
very same way. I carry their hearts in my heart and will for the rest of
my life. My dear friend who lives on the East coast (I am in California)
made me promise that I would see that film today and I am ever thankful to
her, I would never have discovered this incredible poem had she not told me
about the movie. I carry her heart with me. I want to share these words
with all my loved ones, friends and family alike.

Thank you, E.E.Cummings

BJ from United States
Comment 98 of 853, added on October 16th, 2005 at 3:18 PM.

I like many of you came to site by way of The Movie - In her Shoes.. I went
with my best girlfriend.. We both cried and we were touch by the poem by
e.e. cummings... I felt the strength and pain of the words from this poem..
I have a true love I have loved for years now.. we first meant the weekend
his brother died.. (4 years ago) we then visited each other from time to
time.. he is in London I in the US.. 2 years ago I asked him if he wanted
more out of our relationship ... out of life.. He could and would not offer
me an answer.. so when we said good bye that last time I saw him - I told
him good bye forever.. I could not bare the pain of loving someone who was
not capable of loving me back.. It did not last long I moved to WI and
after 3 months I started to e-mail him again.. I could not get him out of
my system.. we chatted from time to time.. but this year we talked more
than normal and he asked me to visit him in Singapore.. I went thinking we
would just be friends .. He came for me at the airport and I could feel my
heart pounding.. I saw him across the room and my heart cried for him.. It
was the most beautiful week of my life.. and the memory will take me to
eterinalty.. I am back in the US now 2 weeks have passed but my thoughts
are of him and Singapore.. I am much like Rose I have a GREAT Job, great
home and so on.. but honestly I would trade it all .. everything -- give it
all up just to be with him - my true love.. peter.. I am not quite sure
what will happen to me and my love but I do know this -- E.E. Cummings knew
my pain and I know his..

Pepper from United States
Comment 97 of 853, added on October 16th, 2005 at 3:33 PM.

This poem is quite ambiguous. Maybe the poem on her IM was meant for you or
someone else. The point is, if you love something or someone let it go. If
it was meant to be she'll find a way back into your life. Just give it time
and be patient.

Hopeless Romantic from United States
Comment 96 of 853, added on October 16th, 2005 at 3:00 PM.

It was 3 years ago on Oct 12th that I lost my Mom very suddenly and it will
be 1 year since I lost Dad. How I miss them. I constantly look for words
or pictures to express my feelings and after seeing "In Her Shoes"
yesterday, like so many people, was touched by the words of e.e.cummings.
Sometimes there are no words, but this time they hit their mark.... my

Amy Zinnen
Comment 95 of 853, added on October 16th, 2005 at 11:31 AM.

How sad that had it not been for this movie (In Her Shoes),I could have
missed this poem entirely. Thanks to the poets for expressing in words
those feelings we hope we have demonstrated through our actions. Actions
speak louder than words...I HOPE--I'm not so good with words!

Marianne Burger from United States
Comment 94 of 853, added on October 15th, 2005 at 11:57 PM.

I didn't see the movie, nor do I read poetry. I had a love that I fear I
will never experiance again last year, I am only 19... Last year my
girlfriend and I parted ways, I'll try to make it short as possible.
Basically we had plans she decided to cut me out of, which totally wasn't
cool. So I told her to either fix it or tell me goodbye, she said goodbye.
Then called me later that night and we decided we should talk. All I
wanted was her back, but for some reason decided I should tell her I needed
a few days to think it over (I clearly did not need those days...). The
few days passed and of course I took her back. After a few weeks, I didn't
feel the love as much. It seemed like it had faded immensely. I suggested
a break. She wasn't keen, but we agreed upon it. A week later I realized
what a mistake I had committed, and asked her if we could begin talking
again, and she refused. She is a VERY PROUD girl (one of those crazily
goal orientated, MUST DO GOOD at school types). Since then (over a year
ago) we've only said a few sentences, "hello, goodbye, etc." I loved her
so much. I have thought numerous times I was over her this past year, but
only find I am mistaken each time. I used to dream about her AT LEAST once
a week, and wake up and begin to cry realizing it was only a dream. I know
I loved her more than she loved me, but I still believe I was her first
love. I don't know if its true that you never get over your first love,
but anyway I'm starting to ramble. Back to the point, I have tried to shut
her out for a year. I have been very successful, for the most part, except
for the fact that I am completely unable to date other girls for more than
a week. There is this one girl that really likes me that would be
considered more attractive to 95% of men, but for me the girl I love is
most beautiful. Anyway the whole point I am writing this, I checked her
profile on AIM and this poem, "I carry your Heart" by EE Cummings is in it.
Should I bother talking to her, or could it just be for a family member as
so many of you have seen it as?

Guy from United States

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