i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)

i fear

no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

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

Analysis, meaning and summary of e.e. cummings's poem i carry your heart with me


  1. ruprasik says:

    when i read this poem i really remember my love whois now not with me so the heart of this poem is how much poet miss his love .it really speak my heart too i just forward this poem to her thank yu…

  2. Marianne Lamar says:

    My husband died Nov,15, 2008 and his memorial will be at his beloved beach in Oct. of 2008. This poem will be in the invitation to the memorial for it has helped me understand how he is and will always be with me.
    One could also see this as a pray as God being the person carried within your heart. I hope this will also help others greaving for I carry his heat with me I carry it in my heart and we are still doing things together.

  3. nadia says:

    i think this poem is the best e.e cummings had done!It make us realized how much people we love have a place in our heart!for me every time i am alone despite there’s peple around me this poem help me to remind that there are people in the world who love me and that i love too!!and so i’m feel better!it’s a kind of cure against sorrowness!

  4. Maudie says:

    I thought this poem was good.it was nice.It reminded me of when I am away from family and the love of my life,I always carry their heart with me as well.Very well put.

  5. Marie L. says:

    It has a healing element…I heard it again while watching a film…it has touched me again and again. BTW, would like to get in touch with this Mr. Ugalde who sends comments regularly.


  6. mr. Ugalde says:

    the word poem is not spelled poam its poem retard

  7. mr. Ugalde says:

    well i hope true love is not like this and i think true love for you is taking a fat johnson from the behind

  8. mike says:

    if you don’t get this poam you haven’t expierienced true love yet.

  9. Mr.Ugalde says:

    if this poem reminds you of your relationship with your girlfriend then your a complete homosexual

  10. Jordan says:

    this poem reminds me of my relationsheip with my girlfriend

  11. Tiffany says:

    I enjoyed this poem. As I am researching about E. E. Cummings, I find this poem the best one of them. It gives a heart something to do. It is romantic in it’s own ways!

  12. Juergen says:

    For poetry is my passion I somehow had to come to this one. And what should or could I say what has not been said by now? It makes me thinking of all the people I met in my life and I shared special moments with. Thank you!

  13. Ashley says:

    A lot of people who have comment say they love this poem and they give it to their loved ones, but the meaning of the poem is that he loves this person so much, but the person doesn’t know she is loved. “here is the deepest secret that nobody knows…i carry your heart(i carry it in my hear). She doesn’t know that he loves her

  14. ali says:

    its world-wide acceptance and familarity is for its simpleness which seems more to be childish. any way attractive to me.

  15. Ann says:

    My dearest friend Susan who lives in L A gave me these lines last time we met in May 2007. They have been true for us for 30 years

  16. kaye, myrtle beach,sc says:

    how lovely, i read this poem alot. i sent it in a card for my husband. i know it will make him feel the same as i. i carry him in my heart. thank you e.e. cummings. kaye,

  17. Linda Hinesman says:

    All i can said is thank you for this poem, i first heard it just like everyone elese on the movie “In Her Shoes”. And i fell in love with it the first time. I found true love and that poem says it all, so I had to print it out and give it to him. One day I’ll said at the wedding to him.
    Thank you
    Linda H
    Dayton, Ohio

  18. Flapp says:

    Yes, I also first heard this poem while watching “In Her Shoes”, in the sweet voice of Cameron Diaz.
    And it was in my mind… in my mind… and in my heart!


  19. al says:

    This poem delivers the promise all poets hope to reach. Evocation of the mind and spirit.

  20. rachel royce says:

    I have loved this poem for ages it would seem. There is no equal!……gives a heart a goal!…RR

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