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Analysis and comments on i carry your heart with me by e.e. cummings

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Comment 30 of 800, added on January 14th, 2005 at 6:21 PM.

trusting in someone,
we? all have somthing to reveal?
selfish intent , reckless propose the spirit leaves
quote? "a man who has mastered him self has mastered something truly great"
conf?

steven from Australia
Comment 29 of 800, added on January 14th, 2005 at 10:25 AM.

I believe that this poem is an attempt by an individual to convey to world
what is often a failed venture attempted by many-- a desire to express to
the individual they love that whether they are with that person or not,
just loving that person gives meaning to their existence. They need
nothing else in life as long as they have "love". When cummings writes,
"here is the deepest secret nobody knows..." I believe he just trying to
make the person realize he is putting "all" of his feelings/emotions on his
sleeve. However, because love is so complex and mysterious, we will never
be able to express our view of love through words alone (this is the wonder
that's keeping the stars apart). This poem was so meaningful to my husband
and I that we used the song version by M. Hedges in our wedding nearly 10
years ago. The words only grow more powerful each year I read them.
Steve- i carry your heart with me-- always!

Lisa M from United States
Comment 28 of 800, added on January 12th, 2005 at 2:11 AM.

Whoever thinks that this poem is stalkerish and borderline homicidal is
clearly not reading the poem. I have read at least 2 comments on how the
phrase "I carry your heart with me" as denoting something a obsessed killer
would do. What they failed to do is to actually read the part after that,
"i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)" How can you carry something
in your heart unless its an emotion? Those who think otherwise fail to
realize that one of the great things about poetry is that it does not have
to be based on total literalness, rather of feelings and emotions and the
value we place on ourselves and what we feel through figurative language.

Kathy from United States
Comment 27 of 800, added on January 7th, 2005 at 11:03 AM.

The poem shows true emotion for everybody, it's one of the greatest love
poems ever writin.......

Billy p from China
Comment 26 of 800, added on January 7th, 2005 at 12:38 AM.

I think this poem does reflect on the simple fact the man is obessing his
love for someone that he can not have.I think the author can also use
better usage of words to express his feelings. "And whatever is done
by only me is your doing," is the most distrubing part that I found in the
poem, because for it's title with this phase sounding like the author
acting as like a killer.

Snow from United States
Comment 25 of 800, added on January 6th, 2005 at 8:26 AM.

true love is only found once in a lifetime. when two people are in love,
their souls are forever together..even though miles and miles apart
seperate us, we both live under the same sun and moon..our love is carried
within our hearts as "one". I love and miss you every moment of every day,
my -j

j levine from United States
Comment 24 of 800, added on January 4th, 2005 at 7:55 PM.

I think that this poem is also about the obsession that the author has of a
secret lover. He states in the poem that it is a secret. He carries her
heart with him becuase he cant be with her.

Charlene from United States
Comment 23 of 800, added on December 30th, 2004 at 2:15 AM.

i think the poem is pretty obvious. i hate when people try to dig too deep.
the poem is simple, clearly stating what cummings really feels. it's
gorgeous and easy to relate to. let's leave it at that, shall we?

Maddiek from United States
Comment 22 of 800, added on December 20th, 2004 at 8:54 PM.

Wether this be a one sided, shared or lost love, this is something very
rare. I do not think that many people ever actually experience a love so
intense. If you are fortunate enough to have found this gift,
cherish it everyday.

Sal from United States
Comment 21 of 800, added on December 20th, 2004 at 8:43 AM.

At first i thought that this was a kind of confusing poem then i realized
that it was only an expression of love so deep to another and an attempt to
reflect it in such amazing words that make total sense while making love
sound so beautiful

Rocky from Canada

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